Auxiliary Water Tenders

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Tue Nov 22 17:46:39 EST 2005


Around 1952 and such, the N&W purchased tenders from ACL, Pere Marquette,
and C&O (possibly others also?) to relieve some engine tenders so that THEY
could be converted into Auxiliary Water Tenders.
Does anyone have any ideas why the purchased tenders were not converted
into canteens themselves?
Was it easier for some reason to couple the acquired tenders to the engines
and then convert the displaced tenders?
Was it because the displaced tenders were all the same 'model' and
therefore all the new parts would be the same?
Were ALL of them basically the same? 16,000 gallons?

Sorry to pepper you with so many questions, but we've got the get the
information before we lose you.

Dave Willis.

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