Open-Top Hoppers

Large Open-Top Hopper

Commodities: Coal, Petroleum Coke, Sand, Rock

Feature Attribute
Open Top Quick and easy loading of heavy bulk commodities not affected by weather
Outlet Gates
  • Used for rapid discharge of product  
  • 3 to 4 compartments per car
Rotary Coupler Used primary for coal unit trains
Outside Length of Car Range from 51 to 57 ft.
Cubic Capacity Range from 3,483 to 4,685 cu. ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 185,000 to 243,800 lbs.

Small Open-Top Hopper

Commodities: Sand, Rock, Copper Concentrate

Feature Attribute
Open Top Quick and easy loading of heavy bulk commodities not affected by weather
Outlet Gates
  • Used for rapid discharge of product  
  • 2 to 3 compartments per car
Outside Length of Car Range from 37 to 44 ft.
Cubic Capacity Range from 2,300 to 2,800 cu. ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 166,000 to 230,300 lbs.

Loading and Unloading

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