Tank Car - UTLX 208
|Original Owner:||Hercules Powder Company|
|Class:||AAR Class TM|
Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum’s 10,000 gallon tank car was originally owned by Hercules Powder Company. Hercules was a well-known manufacturer of gunpowder. The company – a division of DuPont – employed a fleet of tank cars (supplemented by many others leased from Union Tank Lines and General American Tank) to transport raw materials to their factories. Tank cars in service for Hercules generally carried resin or glycerin.
Research is underway to gather more information on this car, including its original Hercules car number. Eventually, it will be restored to its as-built Hercules paint scheme.