Athearn N 16519 30,000 Gallon Ethanol Tank Car, TILX (Black) #193002

ATH-16519

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Athearn N 16519 30,000 Gallon Ethanol Tank Car, TILX (Black) #193002
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Description

To meet growing demand for new tank cars, UTLX Manufacturing has been expanding production capacity with a manufacturing facility in Alexandria, Louisiana. UTLX #205400 is the first car in the initial run from the new plant. The 30,000-gallon car is sized to stage the greatest number of cars at the producer's loading rack and still meet the 263,000-pound gross rail load limit. The Funnel-Flow(R) design facilitates complete bottom unloading.

Modern ethanol tank cars have a 30,000-gallon capacity. Most tank cars are owned by railcar leasing companies. Many are leased to the ethanol producing companies and carry their company logos. Fuel dealers, small refineries and other industries receive single cars and small blocks of cars that are mixed into freight trains. Large gasoline refineries may receive 100-car unit trains several times per week.

Separately applied walkway platform, manway, outlet, ladders, brake rigging detail, safety rail supports and tank saddles
Photo etched metal walkways and end platforms
Wire safety rails and end handrails
Printed placards
100-ton roller bearing trucks with 36" machined metal wheels
Separately applied brake wheel
Screw mounted trucks
Body mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers
Weighted for trouble free operation
Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
Minimum radius: 11"
Recommended radius: 15"
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  • 4
    Athearn Tank Car

    Posted by Warren on Jun 4th 2019

    I got a single TILX car to test run because I was having Derails on my other Athearn Tankers.

    Turns out the Coupler trip Wires are too long and low. Ended up cutting them off shorter likecs Scale Airhose. That solved my Derails over Switches and Crossings. They run Beautiful now! Going to order another set of 3 UTLX.

  • 5
    tank car

    Posted by kevin waters on May 13th 2019

    super details smooth runner thanks to matel wheels and good weight