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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.

 

 Listings are sorted by Lessee, then Paint Scheme Year

UTLX

“Original” 1920+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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UTLX

1920s Paint

Union X-3 Tank Car, KC Brakes

Rapido

UTLX

1930s Paint

Union X-3 Tank Car, KC Brakes

Rapido

UTLX

1937+

ACF Type 27 Riveted 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

Intermountain

46315wl

UTLX

1950s scheme

Union X-3 Tank Car, AB Brakes

Rapido

UTLX “Black Repaint”

1958+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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Products Tank Line

Union X-3 Tank Car, KC Brakes

Rapido

UTLX Atlantic Refining Company

Union X-3 Tank Car, KC Brakes

Rapido

UTLX Baker's Chocolate

1940+

ACF Type 27 Riveted 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

Intermountain

46337wl

UTLX Eastman Chemical

Union X-3 Tank Car, AB Brakes

Rapido

UTLX Hercules Powder

1949+ 

GATC 1917-design 10000 Gal. Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models

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UTLX Procor Limited

Union X-3 Tank Car, AB Brakes

Rapido

UTLX Skelgas

1949+

10,000 Gallon Welded Tank Car

Intermountain

RR 33026w