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Vertex Railcar Corp., manufacturer of rail-car types from oil, chemical (like ethanol), and food grade tanks to hoppers, gondolas, and flat cars, offers the Tank Upgrade 1 program (TU1). By 2023, all traditional DOT 111 and CPC 1232 tank cars will need to be retrofitted or replaced and, in North America, about 120,000 cars will fall into this group. Vertex Railcar Corp.’s solution to this problem is TU1, which allows tank car owners to hand in existing DOT 111 tank cars and have them replaced, for an additional cost, with a new DOT 117 car. The company says it is the only manufacturer and rail-car company on the East Coast currently able to comply with the strict standards for tank cars, and considers itself at the forefront of the rail-car industry in its innovative methods and philosophy. Vertex tank-car offerings are listed in Progressive Railroading’s Car & Locomotive Yearbook and buyers guide in print and online. Visit Vertex at Railway Interchange 2017 in Booth 3355.
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