Tangent Scale Models 11518-02 HO Scale GA 6000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Car Cosden & Co COSX #929
Tangent Scale Models 11518-02 HO Scale GA 6000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Car "1929+ Cosden & Co. Tulsa OK" COSX #929
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.