Fleet Composition of Rail Tank Cars Carrying Flammable Liquids: 2019 Report

This report details the changes in the composition of the tank car fleet carrying Class 3 flammable liquids 2013-2018, as well as projections of new and retrofitted rail tank cars during 2019. Key findings include: (1) In 2018 the overall size of the fleet increased for the first time since 2015, growing by 4 percent to 80,298 rail tank cars. (2) Just over 34 percent of tank cars used to carry Class 3 flammable liquids in 2018 met the new safety requirements (DOT-117 and DOT-117R), an increase of nearly 76 percent from 20 percent compliance in 2017. (3) Tank car shops certified to build or retrofit rail tank cars to the DOT-117 standards expect to build 6,700 tank cars and retrofit 8,410 tank cars in 2019.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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  • Accession Number: 01722097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2019 10:00AM