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8/10/2006



Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad

UP, Union Tank Car and Dow form team, advisory group for next-generation tank car project


Union Pacific Railroad, Union Tank Car Co. and Dow Chemical Co. recently took a few more steps toward their goal of jointly developing a next-generation tank car to transport highly hazardous chemicals.

The companies created a joint project team to drive development efforts and established an advisory group to guide the team. The group comprises academic and haz-mat industry officials, and former regulatory leaders.

“Together with our partners in the chemical and rail-car industries, we are optimistic we can continue our improvement efforts with this new tank car design process,” said UP Vice President of Environment and Safety Bob Grimaila in a prepared statement.


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