From Old Ocean to the world: a look at our new hopper cars

    Just a few hundred yards from the towering polyethylene units under construction as part of the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project (USGC PP), a sprawling new storage-in-transit (SIT) yard is home to 45 miles of railroad track. Shipment of the one million metric tons of new polyethylene capacity also required Chevron Phillips Chemical to order 2,750 new hopper cars. 

    The SIT yard and rail cars will take the product from the site in Old Ocean, Texas, to customers throughout the U.S. and to multiple ports for delivery around the world. The economic impact of this part of the project reaches all the way to Paragould, Arkansas, where teams at American Railcar Industries have been hard at work fabricating the new rail cars to Chevron Phillips Chemical’s exacting specifications.

    Watch the video to see how these hopper cars are made.