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UTLX #14387

Union Tank Line

 

1910

 
UTLX #14387 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. UTLX #14387 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Union Tank Car Company, this 6500 gallon petroleum car is an early attempt to build a tank car without a full-length underframe. Short frames at each end attached the tank to the wheels and couplers. The tank itself was constructed of heavy steel plate in order to absorb the movement of the train. The stress caused by this movement made the tank flex, loosening the rivets and allowing the contents to leak. This problematic design was eliminated by welded seams on modern tank cars. Donated in 1952 by the Union Tank Car Company.
 
Erected 2014 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.297′ N, 90° 27.767′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (here, next to this marker); The Push Poles and Poling (here, next to this
UTLX #14387 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. UTLX #14387 Marker
marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (here, next to this marker); #551 (a few steps from this marker); #1942 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #3882 (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); #50 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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