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Intermodal - Container - 20 Foot - Tank

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Intermodal - Container - 20 Foot - Tank
Name Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer
Region Global
Category Intermodal
Type Container
SubType 20 Foot
Variety Tank
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text TroveStar



History: A tank container is built to the ISO standards, making it suitable for different modes of transportation. Both hazardous and non-hazardous products can be transported in tank containers.
The tank container concept was also employed in Europe by Bob Fossey, an engineer who worked for Williams Fairclough in London. They improved on the 1950s framed American elliptical container tanks, oft noted carrying specified USA engine oils for the UK’s MoD aircraft built in Preston, Lancashire.

In 1964 Fairclough made a swap body tank for combined transport by truck and train, but not yet constructed according to ISO standards.
In 1966, commercial production began and one year later the first tank container to ISO dimensions was developed. The first mass-produced tank containers were purchased by Trafpak, a part of Pakhoed.

Rules for Tank container transport provides for transport in the bottom of well cars, and on flatcars: if the tank container has hazardous liquid it should Not have another container stacked on top of it (look for Hazard label). If non-hazardous, other containers can be stacked on top. Tank containers do not ship double stacked in the Top position.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: Powderman on 2018-09-11 20:43:23. Last edited by gdm on 2019-09-13 20:31:40

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