Remembering the Rutland - Modeling the Milk Trains
National Car Co. #1419
This photograph illustrates one of the fishbelly side sill versions of the National Car Co. flat cars (as opposed to the fishbelly center sill that was the prototype for Overland Model's brass import). Its length was 53'-6" over the buffers and it could carry one or two tanks of 2,000, 3,000 or 4,000 gallons each - a very versatile car. Notice also the slight difference in the tank designs.
The lower left corner of each tank has a number, 18 on the left tank and 41 on the right tank. Small, white letters along the bottom, right edge of the left-hand tank seem to indicate the leasing dairy. Possibly included are the words: BORDEN'S CO. LSE but the letters are just illegible enough to make positive identification impossible.
This photograph is used here with the permission of Big Four Graphics, from whom copies are available.
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