Open Top Hopper 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
  • Wood Chips
  • Machinery
  • Scrap paper products
  • Construction & demolition
    (C&D) debris

Small cubic foot Aggregate Hopper Cars

Size/ Capacity:
2,400 to 2,600 cubic foot cars (with ~10 inch heap) with floor slope sheets that range from 45 to 60 degrees to maximize capacity and the effective unloading of a variety different products. These 44’ long cars carry a load limit of approximately 231,000 lbs.
Gross Rail Weight Limit:
Cars built for the requirements of 286,000 lbs. or 263,000 lbs. gross rail weight limits.
Unloading Gates:
Manual discharge or automatic air operated discharge gates are available as well as specialized manual and automatic gates for center and side ballast discharge.

Large cubic foot Hopper Cars or Gondolas

Size/ Capacity:
6,800 to 8,160 cubic foot cars.
Gross Rail Weight Limit:
Cars built for the requirements of 286,000 lbs. or 263,000 lbs. gross rail weight limits.
Unloading:
Rotary dump and overhead crane load extraction are possible with a gondola design and unloading discharge gates are possible with the hopper design.