GATX launches new jumbo pressure gas car

The new GATX model can carry up to 8 percent more pressure gas than a standard gas car

GATX launches new jumbo pressure gas car


The wagon hire company GATX Rail Europe has developed a pressure gas car with a volume of 119m³ and a standard LPG car’s distance between the outer axles of 13.9 meters. This new jumbo pressure gas car with a length over buffers of 18.8 meters combines reduced tare weight with a higher tank volume. As it comes without underframe, the transport capacity could be extended while maintaining the same distance between the outer axles.

These cars are manufactured in GATX Rail Europe’s own workshop Wagon Service Ostróda. Since January, 2018, more than 30 cars are produced per month.

The key data of the new jumbo pressurized gas tank car from GATX:

-) Tank volume 119 m³

-) Tank code P27BH

-) Tare weight 32.5 t

-) Total weight 90 t

-) length over buffers 18,800 mm

-) distance between outer axles 13,900 mm

-) Lowest filling temperature – 40 °C

GATX Rail Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of GATX Corporation and operates a fleet of more than 23,200 tank and freight cars in Europe. With offices in Vienna, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Leipzig as well as Warsaw and Paris, they are locally available in Europe’s most important railway markets for the customers.