Union Tank Car

UTLX’s 5,000th compressed gas tank car

Union Tank Car Company has marked the fabrication and in-to-service completion of its 5,000th compressed gas tank car since 2010. These jumbo cars are optimized for transporting propane, butane, and other liquefied petroleum gasses, production and distribution of which is associated with the growth in North American natural gas supplies. “Rail’s role in the North American energy renaissance extends well beyond crude oil,” UTLX said.

UTLX “Tank Car of Tomorrow” nears testing milestone

Union Tank Car Company’s patent-pending, prototype “Tank Car of Tomorrow” TIH pressure tank car is nearing completion of its second year of accelerated field tests, “reliably equaling more than five years of normal service,” the company announced on June 3, 2014.

Union Tank Car grows On-Site® repair capabilities

Union Tank Car Company’s network of mobile repair teams and dedicated mini shops established a new record in 2013, with well over a half-million car “touches,” including field inspections, repairs, and tank car qualifications. “UTLX On-Site® teams of dedicated, AAR-certified tank car technicians operate inside shippers’ facilities, ensuring cars are ready-to-load, reliable, and qualified per AAR and DOT regulations,” the Chicago-based company said.