O 17,600 Gallon
Trinity Corn Syrup Tank Car
The prototype for the 17,600
Gallon Corn Syrup Tank Car was built in large numbers by Trinity
Industries between 1984 and 1998. Of the over 7,000 cars that were
built, most are still in active service today.
The cars followed a common
bent-barrel tank design that helps the product drain and unload
easier. These cars are jacketed and insulated, and have exterior coil
pipes to heat the commodity to promote faster unloading. Midland
food-grade butterfly unload valves and Midland exterior spring safety
valves were common appliances used on these cars. The biggest
variation in the car production was in the manway / top platform
arrangement. Several arrangements were specified by large shippers;
for example ADM, Cargill, Corn Products, GATX, MCP, and Staley to name
These tank cars are commonly
used to transport varying grades of Corn Syrup, Liquid Sugar, and
Molasses from processing facilities to bulk distribution centers and
other end-users throughout the US and Canada. They are a very common
sight on today's railroads, and they have been for two decades. This
initial release features three of the most common manway/top platform
arrangements as specified by ADM, Cargill, and Corn Products (among
- Separately applied detail such as: train line hoses, coupler cut
levers, brake rigging, bottom outlet valve & valve handle, and metal
- 100 ton roller bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps
- Accurate painting and printing
- Highly detailed body with prototypical jacket seams
- See-through walkway and platforms
- Overall length: 10 1/4"
- Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-36
- Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24"
Please note: Atlas "O" scale couplers
can also be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.
Four road numbers are available per road name
except for Liquid Sugar which has two.