Tangent Scale Models 11513-07 HO Scale GA 6000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Car STCX #9231
Tangent Scale Models 11513-07 HO Scale GA 6000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Car "1930+ Black Lease" STCX #9231
STCX (Standard Transit Company) in the striking “black lease 1930+” scheme from May 1930. When General American purchased Standard Tank Car Company when it went bankrupt in 1928, General American retained the STCX reporting mark for lease fleet cars originating at the Sharon PA factory, where this car was built. Our STCX model is a general service lease car that is applicable across North America.
General American produced the 3-compartment 6000 gallon tank car on the “Type 30” riveted underframe from 1928 to 1942. While General American constructed many different tank designs, one of the more common derivations was this 6000 gallon car. The three compartment design allowed consignees to receive up to three different grades of products, such as oils or chemicals. This was important in manufacturing facilities for example, where multiple lubricating oil types could be received in smaller quantities, but within one car. Chemical shippers also gravitated to these cars to ship different products to a common receiver. Because many of these products were purchased by consignees in various grades, multi-compartment cars were necessary.