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Rail Cars

Prolong the design life of rail cars with the proven durability and success observe when hot-dip galvanizing.

Whether carrying freight or passengers, rail cars are constantly exposed to the atmosphere – sometimes traversing great distances. Demand for passenger and freight service across the country is steady or increasing, so these cars rarely get “downtime” for maintenance but are expected to always be in good working condition. Furthermore, railroads and transit authorities want to maximize their design life to minimize replacement.

Hot-dip galvanized steel has been used successfully on various truck and trailer frames/bodies for decades, and though less commonly, has also been used on both passenger/light rail cars, freight haulers, and bus chassis. Considering the challenging conditions these cars are subjected to – hot-dip galvanizing is a good fit thanks to its durability and maintenance-free longevity.