Thursday, April 03, 2014

NSC’s new crude oil “slick”

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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NSC’s new crude oil “slick” National Steel Car
National Steel Car, which has been building freight cars in Hamilton, Ont., for 102 years, has entered the railroad tank car market with a 31,800-gallon DOT-111 “slick” (non-jacketed, non-coil) general-purpose (non-pressure) model built to AAR P-1577/CPC-1232 safety standards with half-head end shields and AAR-required rollover protection.

NSC A endNSC’s entry into the burgeoning tank car market bumps the number of manufacturers of this car type to six. And like its carbuilder counterparts, and tank car lessors and end-users, NSC is actively participating in an ongoing rulemaking process to formalize specifications for a new-generation DOT-111 that will improve upon the voluntary CPC-1232 industry standard.

NSC also offers a 29,000-gallon coiled/insulated model and later this year will be introducing a 25,500-gallon coiled/insulated car.



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