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Union Tank Car Company or UTLX (their best known 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 cars. As of September 2005, according to their site, they have about 80,000 cars in their fleet.Union Tank Car Company or UTLX (their best known 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 cars. As of September 2005, according to their site, they have about 80,000 cars in their fleet.

Union Tank Car Company was founded in 1866 by Captain Jacob J. Vandergrift, in response to the economic activities of John D. Rockefeller in the years leading up to his creation of Standard Oil. Vandergrift was involved in the conflicts in the oil regions of Western Pennsylvania in the 1860s–1870s. Eventually, Union Tank Car Company and Vandergrift's other holdings, which included pipeline and riverboat transport companies, merged with the company that later became Standard Oil. Rockefeller, once Captain Vandergrift's nemesis, made him Vice President of Standard Oil. The town of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, built in 1895 by steel company president George G. McMurtry to house his workers, was named in Vandergrift's honor.

 

UTLX “Original” 1920+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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Correct for 1937:

ACF Type 27 Riveted 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

Intermountain

46315wl

Correct for 1940:

ACF Type 27 Riveted 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

Intermountain

46337wl

UTLX “Hercules Powder” 1949+ 

GATC 1917-design 10000 Gal. Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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Correct for 1949:

10,000 Gallon Welded Tank Car

Intermountain

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Correct for 1952:

ACF Type 27 Riveted 10,000 Gallon Tank Car

Intermountain

46209wl

UTLX “Black Repaint” 1958+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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