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
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"