Type Size A A A

High Pressure Cars

Transport chemical and petroleum products safely and efficiently using our pressurized tank cars.

  GATX offers capacities ranging from 17,000 to
  33,500 gallons and operating pressures up to
  600 PSI.  Depending upon configuration and
  commodity, cars may have insulation and/or
  thermal protection.  For enhanced safety, all
  fittings including valves, gauges and safety
  relief devices are contained within a single


Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), carbon dioxide and numerous other petroleum and chemical products are hauled in high pressure cars.  Several factors determine the appropriate car to choose.


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

  • What is the hazard class of the commodity you are shipping?
  • Does the commodity require insulation or thermal protection?
  • 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?
  • What is the density of the commodity?
  • Are there restrictions on any handling railroad with respect to weight or dimensions?