Category: Freight

89’ Intermodal Flat Car

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
89’ Intermodal Flat Car

About the TTX Type BSH22A 89’ Intermodal Flat Car: Before the advent of double-stack technology, these cars formed the backbone of the intermodal fleet during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Many are still in use today, but most have been converted into autorack flat cars, or cars to carry pipe or wind energy components.   […]

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73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

About the 73′ Centerbeam Flat Car: Centerbeam flatcars, centerbeams or center partition railcars are specialty cars designed for carrying bundled building supplies such as dimensional lumber, wallboard, and fence posts. They are essentially bulkhead flatcars that have been reinforced by a longitudinal I-beam, often in the form of a Vierendeel truss, sometimes reinforced by diagonal […]

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PC&F Beer Car

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
PC&F Beer Car

About the PC&F Beer Car: A refrigerator car (or “reefer”) is a refrigerated boxcar (U.S.), a piece of railroad rolling stock designed to carry perishable freight at specific temperatures. Some of the the well insulated reefers became know as beer cars, as this was often what they carried. Manufactured by Pacific Car and Foundry (PC&F). […]

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23,000 Gallon Funnel Flow Tank Car

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
23,000 Gallon Funnel Flow Tank Car

About the 23,000 Gallon Funnel Flow Tank Car: Tank cars are specialized pieces of equipment. As an example, the interior of the car may be lined with a material, such as glass, or other specialized coatings to isolate the tank contents from the tank shell. Care is taken to ensure that tank contents are compatible […]

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ACF 4-Bay Covered Hopper

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
ACF 4-Bay Covered Hopper

About the ACF 4-Bay Covered Hopper: Built in the early 1970s by ACF to haul plastics and different types of granular commodities, AZL’s model represents the post-1971 version of the ACF 5250 4-Bay Covered Hopper Car that was used by railroads and private shippers across North America. American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) […]

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60′ High Cube Boxcar

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
60′ High Cube Boxcar

About the 60′ High Cube Boxcar: In recent years “High Cube” — “high cubic capacity” — boxcars have become more common in the USA. These are higher than regular boxcars and can only run on routes with increased clearance. The excess height section of the car end is often marked with a white band so […]

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NSC 53′ Well Car

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
NSC 53′ Well Car

About the NSC 53′ Well Car: A well car, also known as a double-stack car or stack car, is a type of railroad car specially designed to carry intermodal containers (shipping containers) used in intermodal freight transport. The “well” is a depressed section which sits close to the rails between the wheel trucks of the […]

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PS2-CD Covered Hopper

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
PS2-CD Covered Hopper

About the PS2-CD Covered Hopper: Covered hoppers are designed for carrying dry bulk loads, varying from grain to products such as sand and clay. The cover protects the loads from the weather. Similar to an open hopper car, covered hoppers tend to contain 2, 3 or 4 separated bays. Each of these can be loaded […]

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3564 Thrall Gondolas

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
3564 Thrall Gondolas

About the 3564 Thrall Gondolas: A gondola is an open-top type of rolling stock that is used for carrying loose bulk materials. Because of its low side walls, gondolas are used to carry either very dense material, such as steel plates or coils, or bulky items such as prefabricated pieces of rail track. Thrall Car […]

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ACF 3-Bay Hopper

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
ACF 3-Bay Hopper

About the ACF 3-Bay Hopper: Covered hoppers are designed for carrying dry bulk loads, varying from grain to products such as sand and clay. The cover protects the loads from the weather. Similar to an open hopper car, covered hoppers tend to contain 2, 3 or 4 separated bays. Each of these can be loaded […]

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