Tank Car

National New York Central Railroad Museum (Purple Tour)

Tank Car

Elkhart, Indiana 46514, United States

Created By: PocketSights Ruthmere Tours

Point of Interest Details

This tank car, 16039, was built for the New York Central system in December, 1952 for the transportation of liquids. Most tank cars will only transport one particular liquid in their service lives because of the extra work needed to clean out a tank car to prevent contamination of a different product. Although this is only a single dome tank car, many tank cars had two or three domes which usually indicated the tank car was divided into two or three internal compartments, thus allowing transportation of several types of liquid. Many tank cars are privately owned. This car was donated to the museum by Sturgis Iron and Metal in 2006.

This point of interest is part of the tour: National New York Central Railroad Museum (Purple Tour)


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to changerequest@pocketsights.com.