Flatcars

Designs come in a variety of lengths, tonnage and capacities for specialized commodities that are not subject to damage from the elements.

89 Foot Pipe Flatcar

Commodities:  pipe, rail

Feature Attribute
Support risers anchored to deck Easier to load and unload freight
Side Brackets Used to brace the load without using cables
Wood or Steel Floors Nail blocking and bracing to the floor for a damage-free, secure shipment
Length of Car 89 ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 220,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 147,000 to 202,000 lbs.

Plain Flatcar

Commodities:  steel plate, machinery, steel beams

Feature Attribute
Flat Even Surface Can drive machinery directly on to the car
Open Design Ability to load/unload from several different positions
Wood or Steel Floors Nail blocking and bracing to the floor for a damage-free, secure shipment
Length of Car 60 and 89 ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 250,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 147,000 to 202,000 lbs.

Specialized Flat

Commodities:  Tractors, military vehicles, steel plate, steel beams

Feature Attribute
4 Channels Channels run the length of the car
Chain Tie Down Devices Chain tie down devices run along the channels on both sides of the car
Wood or Steel Floors Nail blocking and bracing
Length of Car 89 or 60 ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 145,000 to 160,000 lbs.

Bulkhead Flat

Commodities: Steel Plate, Pipe, Lumber

Feature Attribute
Bulkheads on Both Sides of Car Protects loads from shifting
Open Car Design Load/unload from either side
Wood or Steel Floors Nail blocking and bracing to the floor for a damage-free, secure ride
Secured Points Used to attach various load restraints
Stake Pocket 4 x 4 optional vertical poles create side rails for a secure load
Length of Car 60 ft. or 62 ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 142,100 to 210,000 lbs.

Log Flat 89 Feet

Commodities:  Poles, logs

Feature Attribute
Reinforced permanent steel stakes Easier to secure the load
Inside Length of Car 89 ft.
Gross Weight on Rail 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 180,000 to 194,000 lbs.
Size of Fleet Approximately 60

Loading and Unloading

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