Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

From JPCL, August 2015

by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interiors and exteriors and explains achieving efficiencies in throughput time, as a railcar in the maintenance shop is a railcar not generating income....
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Tagged categories: Coating Application; Epoxy; Maintenance coating work; Paint application; Rail; Railcars; Rubber; Vinyl ester

Comment from Luke Gorinsky, (9/3/2015, 10:34 AM)

Very good article.


Comment from paul litzsinger, (9/3/2015, 11:04 AM)

Excellent state of the art summary to current coating systems used on railcars.


Comment from David Dearmore, (9/3/2015, 3:53 PM)

Nicely written and hits it on the head with all of the coatings.


Comment from Mark Lewis, (9/3/2015, 4:06 PM)

A very good read.


Comment from Anthony Betz, (9/3/2015, 5:13 PM)

Covers the basics


Comment from Anthony Betz, (9/3/2015, 5:20 PM)

"replacement of high-bake phenolic linings with one-coat, 100%-solids novolac epoxy coatings" Looks as though atlas cell testing would be a good start.


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