Car Group and Image Index
CAR GROUP and IMAGE INDEX
R E V I S E D   1 9   A U G U S T   2 0 1 3

There were at least 819 RailWhales – 545 6-axle cars and 274 8-axles cars – originally built for a dozen owners as shown on the TABLE below.  Except for the two prototype cars, all were built within a 5-year period, between the beginning of 1966 and the end of 1970.  Below this TABLE are the NOTES and then the CAR GROUP and IMAGE INDEX which provides access to each CAR GROUP PAGE (CGP).  Cars with multiple owners and/or reporting marks have multiple entries.  Each CGP provides specifications and information on each car group, along with IMAGE LINKS.  Navigation links at the bottom of each CGP enable you to move through all 34 pages without returning to this index. 

ORIGINAL OWNERS
 MARK 
6 AX
8 AX
TOT
OWNER
ACFX-SHPX
68  25  93   The Shippers Car Line Div. of ACF Industries (Note 1)
CELX
98  101   Celanese Corp.
DUPX
182  116  298   E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (Note 2)
ESMX
34  34   Essem Corp. (Note 3)
GATX
96  20  116   General American Transportation Corp.
GCX
55  55   General Chemical Div., Allied Chem. Corp.
IAPX
 Industrial Air Products Co.
MCPX-MONX
37  37   Monsanto Company (Note 4)
NATX
57  57   North American Car Corp.
PRR
 Pennsylvania Railroad
RAIX
20  20   United States Leasing International (Note 3)
UTLX
 Union Tank Car Co.

These notes apply to both of the tables on this page.

Note 1 : The Shippers Car Line 6-axle cars originally had SHPX reporting marks, but these were subsequently changed to ACFX.  The 8-axle cas were built with ACFX reporting marks.

Note 2 : At least 14 DuPont cars were been sold for continued use, but retained their original numbers. Six 6-axle cars (29627, 29633 29644, 29646, 29649, 29651) went to DAK Americas (DAKX) in the Fall of 2001, and at least three 6-axle (29647, 29648, 29662) and five 8-axle (29726, 29727, 29732, 29747, 29765) cars went to Invista (INVX) in 2005.  Both DAK Americas and Invista operate former DuPont plants.

Note 3 : The Essem Corp. (ESMX) and United States Leasing International (RAIX) were both affiliated with Union Carbide Corp.  In 1984, the 32 active ESMX cars received the Union Carbide CCBX reporting mark.  Around 1988, 25 of the 32 active cars received the Vista Chemical Corp. VICX reporting mark.  Vista Chemical had been formed in July 184 from the chemical dividion of Cononco, Inc.  Vista Chemical became CONDEA Vista in 1991 and the VICX cars and reporting mark were acquired by Union Tank Car Co. in 1998.  The RAIX reporting mark was reassigned from United States Leasing International to Union Carbide in 1981. 

Note 4 : Most of the Monsanto cars wore MCPX reporting marks through their existence.  Three cars (23034-23039) had the MONX reporting mark from late 1967 to early 1973, but these was changed back to MCPX.

Note 5 : GATX donated this car to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis in 1971.

Note 6 : Conrail donated this car to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg in 1998.

Note 7 : Union Tank Car Co. donated this car to the Galveston Island Railroad Museum in 1983; but it was damaged during Hurricane Ike in 2008 and subsequently scrapped.

On the list below, renumbered cars are shown in Bold Italic lettering and high-lighted in YELLOW, and an equal sign (=) indicates a non-continuous series.  If you can fill in any of the blank cells, please let ME know, and comments and corrections are always welcome!

CAR GROUP and IMAGE INDEX
CAR GROUP
 AXLES 
No.
BUILDERS
 DATE 
NOTES
CGP
ACFX
17451-17475
 6 
   25 
ACF
Lot No.
71‑14104
1967  Originally marked SHPX
ASF trucks
ACFX
17481-17495
6
  15 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14104
1967  Originally marked SHPX
ASF trucks
ACFX
17779-17790
 
 8 
12 
ACF
Lot No.
71‑14188 
8/70   
ACFX
18948-18952
 
8
ACF
Lot No.
71-14162
9/69   
ACFX
85299-85302
 
8
ACF
Lot No.
71-13576
9/69   
ACFX
88348-88361
6
  14 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14120
1/68  Originally marked SHPX
ASF trucks
ACFX
88362-88375
6
  14 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14121
1/68  Originally marked SHPX
ASF trucks
ACFX
89331-89332
 
8
ACF
Lot No.
71-14180
   
ACFX
89351-89352
 
8
ACF
Lot No.
71-14183
   
CCBX
4800=4833
 
8
32 
GATC
  4/69 
6/69 
orig. ESMX 4800-4833,
25 to VICX, see Note 3
21 
CELX
6400-6458
6
  59 
GATC
  6/68 
12/68 
Buckeye trucks
CELX
7500-7502
 
8
GATC
  7/68    10 
CELX
10400-10438
6
  39 
AMF
  10/69 
2/70 
Buckeye trucks 11 
CR
70899
6
 
PRR
Class TP-1
1/66  orig. PRR 500001, then PC 799000; AFS trucks; see Note 6 37 
DAKX
29627, 29633
6
 
 GATC 
  8/68  orig. DUPX 29627, 29633
Buckeye trucks, see Note 2
18 
DAKX 29644=29651
6
 
AMF
  5/70 
6/70 
orig. DUPX 29644, 29646, 29649, 29651; Buckeye trucks; see Note 2 19 
DUPX
12401-12405
 
8
AMF
  5/70 
6/70 
  12 
DUPX
28050-28060
 
8
11 
GATC
  1968    13 
DUPX
28061-28070
 
8
10 
GATC
  1969    13 
DUPX
28071-28090
 
8
20 
GATC
  1970    13 
DUPX
29400-29439
6
  40 
GATC
  4/70  Buckeye trucks 14 
DUPX
29500-29574
6
  75 
GATC
  1/67  ASF trucks 15 
DUPX
29600-29642
6
  43 
GATC
  8/68  Buckeye trucks 16 
DUPX
29643-29666
6
  24 
AMF
  5/70 
6/70 
Buckeye trucks 17 
DUPX
29700-29769
 
8
70 
ACF
Lot No.
18-14142
10/68 
 12/68 
 
18 
ESMX
4800-4833
 
8
34 
GATC
  4/69 
6/69 
32 to CCBX; 25 to VICX, see Note 3 19 
GATX 11571-11574
 
8
GATC
      20 
GATX 81663-81677
 
8
15 
GATC
  6/69    21 
GATX
94650-94706
6
  57 
GATC
  5/68 
12/68 
Buckeye trucks 22 
GATX
96500
 
8
GATC
  9/65  Second RailWhale, see Note 5 23 
GATX
98200-98238
6
  39 
GATC
  1967 
1/68 
  24 
GCX
731000-731007
8
 
GATC
  4/68    25 
GCX
 741600‑741621 
8
  22 
 
      26 
GCX
741622-741646
8
  25 
UTC
  1/69    27 
IAPX
1001
6
 
Lox
  3/66  Cryogenic car
ASF trucks, replaced with Buckeyes
28 
IAPX
1003-1004
6
 
Lox
  5/66  Cryogenic cars; ASF trucks,
replaced with Buckeyes on 1004
28 
IAPX
1005
6
 
Lox
  2/67  Cryogenic car
ASF trucks
28 
IAPX
1008
6
 
Lox
  2/68  Cryogenic car
Buckeye trucks
28 
INVX
29726=29765
 
8
ACF
Lot No.
18-14142
10/68 
12/68 
ex DUPX 29726, 29727, 29732, 29747, 29765 18 
MCPX
23000-23036
6
  37 
ACF
Lot No.
18-13181
11/66  23034-23036 to MONX and back to MCPX, ASF/Buckeye trucks 29 
MONX
23034-23036
6
 
ACF
Lot No.
18-13181
11/66  re#'d from MCPX 23034-23036 & back, ASF/Buckeye trucks 29 
NATX
37300-37301
6
 
NACC
 
Cars built at different times
ASF trucks
30 
NATX
38000-38054
6
  55 
NACC
  1967  ASF trucks 31 
PC
799000
6
 
PRR
Class
TP-1
1/66  ex PRR 500001, re# CR 70899; ASF trucks; see Note 6 32 
PRR
500000
6
 
PRR
Class
TM-1
1966  ASF trucks 32 
PRR
500001
6
 
PRR
Class
TP-1
1/66  to PC 799000; to CR 70899;
ASF trucks; see Note 6
32 
RAIX
4300-4319
 
8
20 
GATC
  9/70 
11/70 
Last RailWhales built 33 
SHPX
17451-17475
6
  25 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14104
1967  Remarked ACFX
ASF trucks
SHPX
17481-17495
6
  15 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14104
1967  Remarked ACFX
ASF trucks
SHPX
88348-88361
6
  14 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14120
1/68  Remarked ACFX
ASF trucks
SHPX
88362-88375
6
  14 
ACF
Lot No.
71-14121
1/68  Remarked ACFX
ASF trucks
UTLX
83699
 
8
UTC
  3/63  First RailWhale, see Note 7 34 
VICX
4800=4833
 
8
25 
GATC
  4/69 
6/69 
re# from CCBX 4800-4833;
orig. ESMX; see Note 3
19 
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