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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

  • 4884/211 Canadian National (not shown)
  • 4884/405 Shell alternate lettering variations
  • 4884/410 Mobilgas
  • 4884/415 Michigan Alkali
  • 4884/420 Celanese Chemicals

For reasons unknown, the Canadian National tanker is much harder to find than the others.

The Canadian train set features a different lettering scheme:


Plastic Box Inserts

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

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