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#96500

General American Transportation Company

 

1965

 
#96500 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #96500 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the General American Transportation Corporation, number 96500 is the world's largest tank car. Used for experimental purposes, transporting anhydrous ammonia and lp gas, this "whale belly" unit carried 60,200 gallons, weighs 220 tons fully loaded, and is 96' 7 5/8" long. The Association of American Railroads has since adopted a maximum length not to exceed 89'. Donated in 1971 by the General American Transportation Corporation.
 
Erected 2013 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.29′ N, 90° 27.76′ W. Marker is in 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. #50 (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (a few steps from this marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387
#96500 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #96500 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Push Poles and Poling (a few steps from this marker); #1621 (a few steps from this marker); #1942 (a few steps from this marker); #551 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

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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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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