Tank Car - UTLX 208

Specifications
Builder: N/A
Built: 1961
Original Owner: Hercules Powder Company
Capacity: 10,000 Gallons
Class: AAR Class TM
Acquired: 1990’s

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.