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General Service Tank Cars

GATX has a wide variety of general service tank cars.

  We offer numerous configurations of general
  service tank cars for liquid commodities with
  capacities that  range from 10,000 to more
  than 30,000 gallons. Options include steam
  coils, insulation, linings and coatings, valves,
  and other fittings. Pressure ratings of our
  general service fleet are generally 100 lb.


Car Capacities:

13,000 to 19,000 Gallon

These cars transport commodities such as molten sulfur, clay slurry, caustic soda and corn syrup.


20,000 to 25,000 Gallon

These larger capacity railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils.


Over 25,000 Gallon

Our largest general service tank cars are designed to handle food-grade oils, ethanol, petroleum products, and various chemicals. 


Features and Benefits:

GATX cars can be equipped with a variety of fittings to facilitate the safe transportation and handling of each commodity.


To select the right railcar for your needs, answer these questions:

  • Is the commodity hazardous, and if so, what is the hazard class?

  • What is the density and the viscosity of the commodity being hauled?

  • Does the commodity require a lining?

  • Does the commodity require the use of heating coils or insulation? How and where will the car be loaded and unloaded?

  • What is the capacity of the loading and unloading facilities to hold and transfer the commodity?

  • Are there restrictions on any handling railroad with respect to weight or dimensions?