Capacity Railroad Tank Cars for Cryogenic Fluids, or Cryogenic Tank Cars for short,
are used for the transportation of super-cold fluids such as liquid oxygen, nitrogen
and argon. These tank cars solved the problem of maintaining extremely low temperatures
while transporting large quantities of these materials over long distances.
Curious as to how cold
these cars could keep liquid oxygen? How about -297 degrees F. Liquid nitrogen
kept at -320 F. And liquid argon at -302 degrees F. Now, thats cold!
high capacity tank cars could transport more than 15,000 gallons of liquid oxygen--which
is about double what any of its predecessors could do.