Is there an unconventional solution for storing crude in railcars? (Tony Hatch)

Hatch Anthony

One idea that I and others have had is taking the all outdated (or soon to be) 117 and 1232 cars, move them empty, to say Cushing OK, create permanent (and cheaper) purely storage tracks (think: mobile home parks), removing them from transport regs, from C1 cares and connect them to the big tanks there….most that I have asked were praising the innovative mindset of the questioner but also skeptical of the ability to move them to one place quickly enough to take advantage of what could be – by rail standards – a short-er term opportunity (versus that $5K scrap fee in hand).