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US Tank and Airslide Hopper 1970-80s

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Hi

 

A few years back there was discussion on     Industries - Corn Syrup

 

Jason Cook, who I see is still on this list gave some information etc.

 

I am currently searching for photos of tank cars and airslide hoppers from the 1970-80s era that at time were owned by Coca Cola, and used the reporting marks  KOAX .   The were all sold in the late 80s to various buyers including ADMT  Cargill   Seaboard US Rail Service, etc. and were then hired or leased back.

 

They were mainly as I understand it in grey color with no Coca Cola markings except for the reporting mark.

 

To date I have only found 1 airslide hopper car photo  # 75079 a photo of Tom Golden.  Copyright of Sam Beck.   Anyone have a contact for Tom or Sam?

 

No photos to date of any of the  KOAX tank cars.

 

A lot of both cars were on sold and remained the same color and had reporting mark and number changed.

 

Your thoughts Jason.

thanks and regards

 

Charles Harris

NZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You could join/try the 'modern freight car list' https://groups.io/g/MFCL

 

Brian.

 

*Edit* ..... you already have!

Edited by Tove

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Hi

 

A few years back there was discussion on     Industries - Corn Syrup

 

Jason Cook, who I see is still on this list gave some information etc.

 

I am currently searching for photos of tank cars and airslide hoppers from the 1970-80s era that at time were owned by Coca Cola, and used the reporting marks  KOAX .   The were all sold in the late 80s to various buyers including ADMT  Cargill   Seaboard US Rail Service, etc. and were then hired or leased back.

 

They were mainly as I understand it in grey color with no Coca Cola markings except for the reporting mark.

 

To date I have only found 1 airslide hopper car photo  # 75079 a photo of Tom Golden.  Copyright of Sam Beck.   Anyone have a contact for Tom or Sam?

 

No photos to date of any of the  KOAX tank cars.

 

A lot of both cars were on sold and remained the same color and had reporting mark and number changed.

 

Your thoughts Jason.

thanks and regards

 

Charles Harris

NZ

 

Cars in KOAX series 18001-18131 were removed from the roster during 1986. Following are the quantities of cars transferred to subsequent owners (specific numbers are not known):

To the ADM Transportation Company: 60 cars, ADMX 14940-14999 (see ADM listing). Fully repainted.

To the General American Transportation Corporation: 20 cars, GATX 58151-58170 (see GATC listing). Not repainted.

To Cargill, Incorporated: 50 cars, CRGX 4466-4515 (see Cargill list- ing). Not immediately repainted.

 

http://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.php?SearchReportingMark=gatx&SearchRoadNumberLower=58151&SearchRoadNumberUpper=58170&Search=Search

 

one of the ex KOAX tank cars sold to GATX 58164

 

http://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.php?SearchReportingMark=admx&SearchRoadNumberLower=14940&SearchRoadNumberUpper=14999&Search=Search

 

one of the KAOX tank cars in the 18001 - 18131 series sold to ADMX 14942

 

cheers

 

Paul.........

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Hi Paul

 

Thanks for the links.  Excellent photos.  Now I have something to work with.

Still would like some photos of the cars with   KOAX   reporting marks

 

Regards

 

 

Charles

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Looking at the KOAX airslide here http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=435203 , only one shown and no tank car listing so my guess is it was a very small fleet if RRPicture Archive have no images. Thread with info http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/p/269753/3059016.aspx

I see the post above quotes info from the Trains thread.

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