Worktrain tank car

This somewhat faded yellow tank car, one of a pair at the back of the AP&G's worktrain, often appears on a siding in the Pawtuxet yards behind the Rotary snow plow. Augustus Melmotte, strapped as usual for cash, sold a few of these to Joe Glanville for use on his lumbering railroad, where they appear in the GLC tuscan brown with white lettering.

Looking through my files in June 2005, I came upon the March 1978 Railroad Model Craftman article that must have inspired these models — Karl Naffin's "Union Tank Car Line of the 1870's," which includes photographs and scale plans by Bill Schaumburg for tank cars of the 1880s and c. 1900. Their plans and photographs have handrailings the length of both sides of the flatcar base, which I omitted.

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