Sure there are many freight cars that look alike and many versions of cars that only the “rivet counters” can tell apart. But every now and again something completely different passes by in a train to reward the watcher who doesn’t put their lens cap back on as soon as the locomotives go past. We featured four of these odd characters on a Freight Car Friday post in 2012. This week, let’s look at a few more specialty cars that have evolved to meet the unique needs of customers.
Calcium Carbide Car
The small casks on this car look similar to the coke casks available for Lionel’s scale gondola car. The load isn’t coke however, but calcium carbide (CAC2).
Calcium carbide is primarily used in the making of acetylene. This is created when the calcium carbide is mixed with…
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