BNSF aims to buy 5,000 safer tank cars

Feb 21, 2014 | 05:15 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  rail transport, rail accidents, tank cars, BNSF Railway Co., RFQ, request for bids, redesign, steel-intensive Dept. of Transportation

NEW YORK — BNSF Railway Co. "has issued a request to major railcar manufacturers to submit bids for the construction of 5,000 next-generation tank cars to be used for transporting crude oil," a company spokeswoman told AMM in an e-mail.

The new models will be outfitted with tank car body shell and head-ends made of 9/16-inch thick steel and 11-gauge steel jackets and full-height, 1/2-inch thick head shields, according to the e-mail.....

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