Densmore Tank Cars

Densmore Tank Cars (HMY2U)

Location: Titusville, PA 16354 Venango County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 34.162', W 79° 41.527'

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The first functional railway oil tank car was invented and constructed in 1865 by James and Amos Densmore at nearby Miller Farm along Oil Creek. It consisted of two wooden tanks placed on a flat railway car; each tank held 40-45 barrels of crude oil. A successful test shipment was sent in Sept., 1865 to New York City. By 1866, hundreds of tank cars were in use. The Densmore Tank Car revolutionized the bulk transportation of crude oil to market.
HM NumberHMY2U
Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 609044 N 4602791
Decimal Degrees41.56936667, -79.69211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 34.162', W 79° 41.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 34' 9.72" N, 79° 41' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3687-3891 William Flinn Hwy, Titusville PA 16354, US
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