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Tank Car of the Future

The Tank Car of the Future is available in 28,400 gallon and 30,100 gallon sizes and meets or exceeds the DOT-117 regulations put out by PHMSA, the US DOT and Transport Canada. Our latest tank car design is the safe choice to transport crude oil or ethanol and is designed to keep people safe, protect the natural environment, and prevent loss of valuable product.

The car is equipped with the following safety features:

  • A new high capacity relief valve capable of a minimum of 27,000 SCFM.
  • Top fittings protection with a patented 9mph roll-over protection
  • 9/16th inch thick steel tank walls.
  • 1/2 inch thick full height head shields at both ends.
  • The addition of 1/2 inch thermal protection and a 1/8th inch steel outer jacket. 
  • Bottom outlet handle configuration that prevents an inadvertent opening in the event of an accident.

28.4 Tank Car



30.1 Tank Car

20,500 Gallon Tank Car

This 20,500 gallon tank car is designed for the transportation of Urea Ammonium Nitrate (non-regulated) and products authorized by DOT Part 173 for which there are no special commodity requirements and non-regulated commodities compatible with this class of car. It is equipped with a 20-inch 8-bolt manway, a 165 psi pressure relief valve, and a top fittings arrangement consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves, a thermowell, and a vacuum relief valve to accommodate closed system loading and unloading. The bottom outlet is a 4-inch steam jacketed ball valve. This car is fitted with a 12-line exterior heating coil system and 4” thermal insulation. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations and alternate heater coil and insulation systems are available.

23,500 Gallon Tank Car

This 23,500 USG I/C tank car is designed for the transportation of lubricating oil and other similar fuel oil products. It is equipped with a 20-inch 8-bolt manway, a 75 psi pressure relief valve, and a top fittings arrangement consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves, a thermowell, and a vacuum relief valve to accommodate closed system loading and unloading. The bottom outlet is a 4-inch steam jacketed ball valve. This car is fitted with a 12-line exterior heating coil system and 4” thermal insulation. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations and alternate heater coil and insulation systems are available.

25,500 Tank

25,500 Gallon Tank Car

This 25,500 USG I/C tank car is designed for the transportation of vegetable and other light fuel oils. It is equipped with a 20-inch 8-bolt manway, a 75 psi pressure relief valve, and a top fittings arrangement consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves, a thermowell, and a vacuum relief valve to accommodate closed system loading and unloading. The bottom outlet is a 4-inch steam jacketed ball valve. This car is fitted with a 12-line exterior heating coil system and 4” thermal insulation. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations and alternate heater coil and insulation systems are available.

29,000 Tank

29,000 Gallon Tank Car

This 29,000 USG I/C tank car is designed for the transportation of vegetable and other light fuel oils.

30,000 Tank

30,000 Gallon Tank Car

This 30,000 USG NC/NI tank car is designed for the transportation of ethanol and other non-regulated commodities. It is equipped with a 20-inch 8-bolt manway, a 75 psi pressure relief valve and a top fittings arrangement consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves. The bottom outlet is a 4-inch ball valve. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations are available depending on service requirements.

31,800 Tank

31,800 Gallon Tank Car

This 31,800 gallon (US) non-coiled and non-insulated tank car has been designed with a 286,000 lb gross rail load for the transportation of crude oil and other flammable liquids. The car is equipped with a 20-inch, eight (8) cast steel bolt style manway, and a 165 psi McKenzie pressure relief valve. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations are available depending on the service requirements. The car is equipped with half height head shields made from 1/2 inch thick Grade 5- steel and with top fittings protection, including the pressure relief valve, in accordance with AAR M-1002 requirements.