The OTDX (Rubber Cars) Cars Page

Photo by: Patrick Harris

 

Welcome to the OTDX (Rubber Cars) Page. Goodyear operates a unique fleet of cars specially designed to haul synthetic rubber in 44 de-mountable aluminum containers. They were built by Thrall in the early 1970's. These cars were very common in South Louisiana due to the close proximity of a Goodyear rubber plant just west of Beaumont, Texas at a place called Cheek. The cars were numbered OTDX 6000-6174. They were originally listed in the ORER's as owned by the O-T-D Corporation, but by the early 1980's, they are listed under Greenbriar Leasing. They feature an interesting arrangement for securing the containers in place where the roof lifts up to allow a forklift to load the containers, then the roof can be lowered to keep the containers from shifting during transit.

 

OTDX:

OTDX 6012

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; summer 1995

OTDX 6012

Thomas Stephens

near DFW Airport; 06/05/2009

OTDX 6024

Lee A. Gautreaux

Morgan City, LA

OTDX 6026

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 03/1995

OTDX 6053

Doug Stark

Galesburg, IL; 06/23/2001

OTDX 6057

Thomas Stephens

near DFW Airport; 06/05/2009

OTDX 6067

Wayne Shell

Beaumont, TX; 09/10/2006

OTDX 6072

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 01/1996

OTDX 6092

Thomas Stephens

near DFW Airport; 06/05/2009

OTDX 6102

Lee A. Gautreaux

Morgan City, LA; 01/2003

OTDX 6106

Thomas Stephens

near DFW Airport; 06/05/2009

OTDX 6122

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 10/16/1997

OTDX 6129

Lee A. Gautreaux

 

OTDX 6156

Lee A. Gautreaux

Morgan City, LA; 01/2003

OTDX 6163

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 01/20/1996

OTDX 6167

Jim Stanitz

N. Little Rock, AR; late 1970's

OTDX 6167

Jim Stanitz

N. Little Rock, AR; late 1970's

OTDX 6168

Jim Stanitz

N. Little Rock, AR; late 1970's

OTDX 6168

Jim Stanitz

N. Little Rock, AR; late 1970's

OTDX 6168

Jim Stanitz

N. Little Rock, AR; late 1970's

OTDX 6172

Lee A. Gautreaux

Raceland Jct, LA; 01/2003

Interior

Wayne Shell

Cheek, TX

Interior

Wayne Shell

Cheek, TX

 

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