What is GATX railcars?
GATX Corporation is a railcar lessor that owns fleets in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, jointly with Rolls-Royce Limited, it owns one of the largest aircraft spare engine lease portfolios. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Whats in tank cars?
Tank Car. What tank cars carry: Compressed or liquid commodities, like chemicals, molasses, edible tallow, water, asphalt, diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
Why are tank cars Black?
Black is effective at hiding most spills, particularly oil-based ones that make up the majority of tank car traffic.
How many gallons does a train tanker car hold?
Rail Tank Car Fun Facts Typically, tank cars have up to five times the capacity of truck, holding between 6,500 gallons to more than 31,000 gallons of liquid.
Why is a boxcar called a boxcar?
A boxcar is the North American (AAR) term for a railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. The boxcar, while not the simplest freight car design, is probably the most versatile since it can carry most loads.
What does a locomotive do?
locomotive, any of various self-propelled vehicles used for hauling railroad cars on tracks.
Can you rent a locomotive?
Use the calendar below to pick your date, or call and book your locomotive rental or train rental today at 1-866-40STEAM (1-866-407-8326). You can operate a steam engine!
Why buy railcars from GATX?
GATX fulfills your rail rolling stock needs in North America with a fleet of more than 118,000 railcars and over 600 locomotives. Because we have strong relationships with most major manufacturers and a diverse fleet, GATX is your single source for railcars and locomotives.
Why invest in the rail industry with gogatx?
GATX owns more than 118,000 railcars and over 600 locomotives. We understand rail assets and how shippers and railroads use them. Expertise earned over a century at the forefront of the rail industry guides us to deliver the right assets for specific industries, commodities, facilities, and locations.
What is the GATX maintenance program?
GATX manages the maintenance activity on railcars, providing compliance and oversight, while seamlessly coordinating an array of GATX-supporting resources including maintenance, engineering, design, environmental, railcar taxes, mileage accounting, and safety. Click here for a summary of the railcar maintenance process.
Why choose a GATX lease?
GATX owns more than 118,000 railcars and over 600 locomotives. We provide a broad range of services including cleaning, qualifying, repairing, lining and painting railcars throughout North America. GATX’s full-service leases deliver quick, convenient service supervised by our team of experts, minimizing disruptions to your operation.