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Old 09-24-2016, 04:26 PM   #314
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Quite possibly bound for storage. Shortlines all across the US are storing crude oil tanks with the downturn in the oil industry, particularly older DOT 111 models (that is, the model which played a role in the severity of the Lac Megantic runaway derailment and explosion).

If you can lay eyes on these tank cars, the model type is on the right end of the car above the placard. It should be right above a table of data. If it is a DOT 111, it is almost assuredly for storage.

Thank you for posting the report!
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