Photo Early Tank Cars

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Item Photo Early Tank Cars
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Description
Manufacturer Standard Oil
Circa
Model
Donor IHS Markit
Location Houston Geoscience Center
Serial number
Taxonomy GSH846

The first railroad tank cars, derived by Amos Densmore in 1865, were simply wooden tank cars mounted on conventional flat cars. A few years later, American ingenuity brought forth the more efficient horizontal type tank car similar to those used today.

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