40' Intermodal Container Tank

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D&J RailRoad

Professor of HO
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I thought I attached it.
 

santafewillie

Same Ol' Buzzard
Seriously, what can be hauled in a 40' tank container? If one of that size is filled with water, it would weigh at or above 100.000 lbs; OK for the railcar, but maybe not for a highway. Am I missing something here?
 

cv_acr

Well-Known Member
Seriously, what can be hauled in a 40' tank container? If one of that size is filled with water, it would weigh at or above 100.000 lbs; OK for the railcar, but maybe not for a highway. Am I missing something here?
You've also noticed how tank cars radically vary in size due to the commodity they've been designed for? From 13K gallon acid cars to 33K gallon liquified gas cars. Plenty of products are lighter (and heavier) than water.

Chances are this container is for a liquified gas like propane or liquid natural gas. Especially given that if he's actually modeled it after a real thing, any top fittings for actually loading in a liquid product are conspicuously missing.
 




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