Atlas 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 a few.

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 others).

 

Features:

  • Separately applied detail such as: train line hoses, coupler cut levers, brake rigging, bottom outlet valve & valve handle, and metal grab irons
  • 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"

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
March 2018
3-RAIL MSRP: $89.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $94.95
3-RAIL Undec MSRP: $79.95 2-RAIL Undec MSRP: $84.95
3003200 Undecorated 3004200
New Road Numbers!
3003211 ADM (Molecule) 3004211
3003212 Cargill Foods 3004212
3003213 GATX 3004213
New Paint Schemes!
3003214 SYRX 3004214
3003215 Union Tank Car (Corn Products) 3004215
July 2014
3-RAIL MSRP: $81.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $86.95
3003200 Undec 3004200
New Paint Schemes!
3003206 ADM "Corn Sweeteners" 3004206
3003207 Cargill 3004207
3003208 Dow Chemical£ 3004208
3003209 Occidental Chemical£ 3004209
3003210 Southern Pacific± 3004210
£ Paint schemes accurate for similar insulated coiled type T104 tank cars.
± alternate history paint schemes
September 2012
3-RAIL MSRP: $74.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $79.95
3003200 Undec 3004200
New Paint Schemes!
3003201 ADM (No Logo) (Black/White/Yellow) 3004201
3003202 CIT Group (Black/White/Yellow) (Cancelled) 3004202
3003203 Ontario Northland (White/Black/Blue) 3004203
3003204 Tate & Lyle Staley (Black/White) 3004204
3003205 VTG North America (Black/White/Yellow) 3004205
December 2009
3-RAIL MSRP: $72.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $77.95
8275 Painted (unlettered) 9275
New Paint Schemes!
8289 CASCO (GATX) 9289
8290 CCLX Corn Products 9290
8291 GATX Corn Products 9291
8292 Liquid Sugar (LSIX) 9292
June 2008
3-RAIL MSRP: $72.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $77.95
8275 Painted (unlettered) 9275
New Road Numbers!
8278 GATX 9278
8280 Trusweet 9280
New Paint Schemes!
8286 ADM (Leaf) 9286
8287 ADM (Molecule) 9287
8288 Cargill Foods 9288
June 2007
3-RAIL MSRP: $69.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $74.95
8275 Undecorated 9275
8281 ADM 9281
8282 Cargill 9282
8283 Cargill (UTCI Repaint) 9283
8284 GATX 9284
8285 Minnesota Corn Processors 9285
August 2006
3-RAIL MSRP: $69.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $74.95
8275 Undecorated 9275
8276 ADM 9276
8277 Cargill Foods 9277
8278 GATX 9278
8279 LSI 9279
8280 Trusweet 9280