I had gone to town to take a picture of the depot, so a mixed freight coming through on the close track at probably 60 mph caught me by surprise. The pictures are not good, but the numbers are big and even when speed-blurred, can be read. A DOT guidebook allows me to interpret the numbers: (Update: I'm adding other tank cars that I have found since then.)
- 1267: 128 Petroleum crude oil
- 2227: 130P n-Butyl methacrylate, stabilized
- 1760: 154 Ferrous chloride, solution
- 1280: 129 Propyl chloride
- 1993: 131 Compound, cleaning liquid (flammable)
- 1017 124 Chlorine
- 1832 137 Sulfuric acid, spent
- 3463 132 Propionic acid, with not less than 90% acid
- 1086: a, b, c 116P Vinyl chloride, stabilized
- 1301 129P Vinyl acetate, stabilized
- 1063 115 Methyl chloride
I analyzed another mixed freight. I shot pictures of five cars at the time because I was interested in the type of car, not the signs on the car when I took the pictures. So the resolution is not good enough to read the numbers. But two of the tank cars had blue cards and one was Type 9.
- 1075: 115 Butane, ten of them in two cuts
- 1267: Crude oil, it is strange to see just one of these in a train
- 3257: 131 Nitriles, poisonous, flammable, n.o.s., two of them
I include a closeup of one of the 1075 cars. Evidently Butane is also Liquefied Petroleum Gas. I find it disturbing that it is non-odorized. That probably means if a tank setting on a siding springs a leak, it will be hard to detect until a fire or explosion happens.
- 2448: 133 Sulfur, molten, five of them
- 3082: 171 Environmentally hazardous substances, liquid, n.o.s., nine of them
Update: I passed a Sherman-Williams semi-truck trailer on I-57 hat had both flammable and corrosive placards.
Dennis DeBruler posted on Facebook:
ERG 2106 (Emergency Response Guide 2016) is now available for download. I learned of this link from a Facebook posting to a closed group by Jimmie Fisher. He says the guide is issued every four years. The 2012 version I had was 4,250kb, this version is 4,780kb. I'm glad I noticed this link because I have discovered that the 2012 link I had at the beginning of this posting was a temporary link and was now broken. I have updated that URL to this URL. Hopefully this URL is more permanent.