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What Makes a Tank Car a Scrap Candidate?
As new federal tank car regulations and Association of American Railroads (AAR) guidelines are put into play and car oversupply lingers, scrapping older tank cars that have not maxed their service life has growing appeal. Yet, when to pull the trigger depends on when it is most cost effective.
With Tank Cars Oversupplied, Owners Show Their Mettle with Scrapping Plans
Changing times call for creative solutions and rail car leasing companies burdened with thousands of unused rail cars desperately seek creativity. The solution may be more inelegant than slick – take them to the scrapper.
Calculating Rail-Car Fleet Needs: How to Build Your Own Model
There’s no straightforward formula to calculate rail car fleet needs. Every situation is unique, but, there are common issues to consider that can give a reasonable starting point for developing a rudimentary model.