tank car
noun Date: 1862 a railroad car for transporting liquids or gases in bulk

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  • Tank car — Modern tank cars carry all types of liquid and gaseous commodites. A tank car (UIC: tank wagon) is a type of railroad (UIC: railway) rolling stock designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • tank car — noun a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk • Syn: ↑tank • Hypernyms: ↑freight car * * * noun : a railroad car for transporting liquids or gases in bulk * * * Railroads. a car containing one or more tanks for the transportation of …   Useful english dictionary

  • tank car — A railroad car the body of which consists of a large tank for the transportation of liquids, such as oil, gasoline, syrup, etc …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tank car — Railroads. a car containing one or more tanks for the transportation of liquids, gases, or granular solids. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tank car — carriage with a large container used for transporting liquids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tank-car company — A company which owns and holds for leasing to others tank cars for the transportation of liquid substances, such as oil, gasoline, syrup etc. General American Tank Car Corp. v El Dorado Terminal Co. 308 US 422, 84 L Ed 361, 60 S Ct 325, reh den… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Waverly, Tennessee tank car explosion — The Waverly tank car explosion was an explosion that occurred at approximately 2:58 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 1978, in Waverly, Tennessee following a train derailment incident days earlier. A tank car containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)… …   Wikipedia

  • Union Tank Car Company — or UTLX (their most well known AAR reporting mark) is a railway equipment leasing company (and car maintenance / manufacturing) headquartered in metro Chicago, Illinois. As the name says, they specialise in tank cars, and covered hopper… …   Wikipedia

  • Liquid hydrogen tank car — A liquid hydrogen tank car is a piece of railroad rolling stock designed to carry cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2). In the United Kingdom and countries that follow their railway practices they are generally called liquid hydrogen tank wagons or… …   Wikipedia

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