Mill Gondola Cars

Suitable Commodities

Metals
  • Scrap metals
  • Steel ingots
  • Sheet steel
  • Fabricated metal
  • Pipes
  • Other steel & metal products
Ores, Aggregates, Mineral Rock / Stone
  • Ballast
  • Crushed Rock
  • Gravel
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Rock Salt
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Stone
Other
  • Railroad Ties
  • Machinery
  • Scrap paper products
  • Construction & demolition (C&D) debris


Size/ Capacity:
Cars range from 52‘6 “ to 66’ long and are designed to deliver 70 (140,000 lbs.) to 109 tons (218,000 lbs.) of product. Mill gondolas built to the 286,000 rail limit are sized as follows:
  • The 52’ 6” gondolas have an inside height of 5’ 6” and a capacity of 2,650 - 2,743 cubic feet, with an estimated load limit of 218,000 lbs.
  • The 66’ gondolas have an inside height of 6’ and a capacity of 3,564 – 3,675 cubic feet, with an estimated load limit of 209,500 lbs.
Gross Rail Weight Limit:
Cars built for the requirements of 286,000 lbs. or 263,000 lbs. gross rail weight limits.
Loading:
Gondolas can be equipped with cross bars, load restraining devices or other devices for special purpose handling.