Feb 11, 2015
Depends on how old the tank cars are. Newer tank cars 9 years and newer are 67'10" long from coupler to coupler. That equals around 119 per mile. Those are 30,000 gal capacity, however the cars are not filled to capacity to allow for expansion. Domestic freight trains are regulated to no more than 1.5 miles. most average 1.3 miles. Hope that answers your question.