Coil Cars

Designed for products such as coiled steel, steel plate or high grade ores.

Covered Single Trough

Commodities:  High-Grade Rolled Steel Coils

Feature Attribute
Single Trough Coils load in line with center of car
Insulated or Non-insulated Cover Protects the load from temperature changes and elements
Wood Floor Protects steel
6 Crossbars 20 inches wide and weigh approximately 300 to 500 lbs.; adjust to your coil size
Approximate Load Factor Range from 189,500 to 224,000 lbs.
Weight of Cover Range from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.
Overhead Crane Height Range from 17 to 24 ft.

Covered Transverse Trough

Commodities: Variety of Large and Small Rolled Steel coils

Feature Attribute
10 Wood-Lined Troughs No need for blocking and bracing
Low Side Profile Easy loading/unloading with all equipment handling (i.e. Coil Grab, C hook, Forklift, Sling)
Water Tight Gasket Rubber seal around the base of the cover keeps out water and debris
Cushioning Device End-of-car cushioning helps ensure a damage-free ride
Trough Capacity
  • Troughs hold 30 to 48 inch diameter coils
  • 6 Troughs hold 30 to 72 inch diameter coils
  • 10 Troughs, 8 ft. long, hold 20 to 48 inch coils (2 coils per trough)
Weight of Cover
2 Covers; 26 ft. Long
Each lid weighs approximately 2,400 lbs.
Approximate Load Factor Range from 192,300 to 221,100 lbs.
Overhead Crane Height 15' 1" EX/H/TR and may need an additional 7 ft. of clearance to remove/replace the covers

Open Coil

Commodities:  Hot or Cold Rolled Steel coils

Feature Attribute
Special Trough Design Prevents coils from rolling
Low Side Profile Easy loading/unloading with all equipment handling (i.e. Coil Grab, C hook, Forklift, Sling)
Steel Floor Allows to load hot coils
Inside Car Length Range from 40 to 53 ft.
Outside Extreme Height Range from 7 to 8 ft.
Approximate Load Factor Range from 176,000 to 186,000 lbs.
Total Weight on Rail 263,000 lbs.

Loading and Unloading

Contact our Shipment Quality Engineers for planning assistance with loading or unloading.