All About Aurora Postage Stamp Trains
4884: Tank Cars

Prototype Information

The closest one might be able to come to matching Roco's tank car is American Car and Foundry's 7000-gallon acid car, circa 1940. It's not an exact match, but the next-closest is the ubiquitous 8000-gallon riveted petroleum car, which has a very different dome. It therefore raises some question as to whether or not Shell or Mobil had acid tank cars.

Model Information

Catalog Numbers/Road Names
  • 4884/405 Shell red lettering
  • 4884/405 Shell black lettering (only appeared in 1969 Canadian train sets)*
  • 4884/410 Mobilgas
  • 4884/415 Michigan Alkali
  • 4884/420 Celanese Chemicals
Product Photos

*Photo courtesy of Bob Williams.


Plastic Box Inserts

Note the spelling on the second one should be "Alkali."

See Also...

Previous: 4883 | Rolling Stock | Next: 4885

Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.
Website Copyright 2017-2018 by David K. Smith. All Rights Reserved.
Corrections and contributions greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Top of Page | Home | Site Map