When I think of GATX I think of tank cars. The Chicago-based equipment finance company has its initials on thousands of tank cars.
In fact, the company says that it has a fleet of more than 125,000 railcars and 600 locomotives. Of its railcars, more than 59,000 are tank cars.
But GATX has a few boxcars, too. I ran across this one on a Norfolk Southern train in Bellevue last summer.
The GTAX website doesn’t say how many boxcars that it has for lease, only that they come in 50-, 60- and 86-foot lengths.
This particular car is carrying reporting marks for the Laurinburg & Southern, a short-line railroad with 28 miles of track in North Carolina.