CAUTION: Emergency response personnel must be aware that rail tank cars vary widely in construction, fittings and purpose. Tank cars could transport products that may be solids, liquids or gases. The products may be under pressure. It is essential that products be identified by consulting shipping documents or train consist or contacting dispatch centers before emergency response is initiated.
The information stenciled on the sides or ends of tank cars, as illustrated above, may be used to identify the product utilizing;
* The recommended guides should be considered as last resort if the material cannot be identified by any other means.