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440px General American Transportation Corporation logoGATX Corporation (GATX) is an equipment finance company based in ChicagoIllinois. Founded in 1898, GATX's primary activities consist of railcar operating leasing in North America and Europe.

GATX derives its name from its primary reporting mark for its North American railcars, "GATX". The mark itself was derived from GATX's prior corporate name, "General American Transportation Corporation". History includes GATX working with famous designer Russel Wright to develop "Meladur", a famous melamine dinnerware from 1943-1945, using Melmac by American Cyanamid which was to be used on passenger cars and in hospitals marked with the name "General American". [3] Since all non-railroad owners of railcars must append an "X" to the end of their mark, GAT became GATX. GATX mainly applies the GATX mark to tank cars, although the mark has been used in other examples such as with hoppers; GATX's primary freightcar marks are GACX (for general-service freight cars), GGPX (for coal cars), GIMX (for intermodal cars), GPLX (for plastic pellet cars), GMTX and LLPX (for locomotives), and GPFX (for pressure-differential cars). GATX also owns a number of other marks, including GABX, GAEX, GFSX, GOHX, GSCX, IPSX, and TRIX. Many GATX cars carry a large "GATX" logo in the upper right-hand corner of the car regardless of the reporting mark they carry; this logo is applied for marketing reasons and does not have any operational significance.

CAUTION: Intermountain Railway offers numerous paint schemes labeled as GATX but their model is an ACF Type 27 car and is inaccurate for the purist.

GATX “Globe Soap Cincinnati” 1920+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car

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"Roma Wine California” 1940+ 

GATC 1917-design 8000 Gal. Insulated Tank Car

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 GATX “Black Lease” 1941+ 

GATC 1928-design 6,000 Gallon 3-Comp. Tank Car

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GATX “Black Lease” Original 1948+ 

GATC 1948-design 8000 Gal. Tank Car

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GATX “Black Lease” 1948+ 

GATC 1928-design 6,000 Gallon 3-Comp. Tank Car

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GATX “Hooker Chemicals” 1950+ 

GATC 1952-design 8000 Gal. Acid Tank Car 

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GATX “Black Lease” 1952+ 

GATC 1952-design 8000 Gal. Tank Car

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GATX “Diamond Chemical” 1952+ 

GATC 1952-design 8000 Gal. Acid Tank Car

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GATX “Hooker Chemicals” 1953+ 

GATC 1948-design 8000 Gal. Tank Car

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GATX “D O W Chemical” 1953+ 

GATC 1952-design 8000 Gal. Tank Car

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GATX “Stauffer” 1953+

GATX 1952-design 8000 Gal. Tank Car

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GATX "Clinton Corn" 1958+

GATX 1957-design 8,000 Gal. Welded Tank Car

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GATX “Diamond Chemicals" 1959+

General American 1952-Design 8000 Gallon Welded General Service Tank Car

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GATX DOW “Pittsburg CA" 1964+

General American 1952-Design 8000 Gallon Welded General Service Tank Car

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GATX "Black Lease" Dec. 1974+

GATX 1957-design 8,000 Gal. Welded Tank Car

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