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CSX has an extensive freight car fleet to fit your shipping requirements, including center-beam flatcars and boxcars, so your lumber, wallboard, bricks, OSB, plywood and MDF products are transported efficiently and damage-free. CSX contributes to the North American Boxcar Pool (NABP) program, where sponsoring rail carriers work together to provide you with a fleet of nearly 10,000 boxcars.

Check our Commodity/Car Type listing (Excel) to see which car type is right for your commodity.

These are the rail cars used to transport building materials products. Get details about rail cars.
50' Standard Boxcar
60' Standard Boxcar
50' Hi-Roof Boxcar
60' Hi-Roof Boxcar
50' Insulated Boxcar
62' Bulkhead Flatcar
73' Centerbeam Flatcar
52' Plain Gondolas
Tank Cars

eBusiness Tools

To get information and manage the day-to-day business transactions necessary for shipping by rail, we recommend using e-business tools. Learn about transactions and the tools available at CSX.

Useful Links

Learn more about what's happening in the building materials industry.

Building Materials-Related Associations

American Fiberboard Association
American Forest and Paper Association
American Institute of Architects
Asphalt Pavement Association
Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry
Brick Industry Association
Brick SouthEast
Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturer Association
Canadian Homebuilders Association
Canadian Plywood Association
Composite Panel Association  (formerly the National Particleboard Association)
Global Gypsum Magazine Online 
Gypsum Today
Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association 
Housing Zone 
International Wood Products Association
National Association of Homebuilders
National Hardwood Lumber Association
North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)
Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association 
Random Lengths
South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
Southern Forest Products Association
The Asphalt Institute
The Engineered Wood Association
The Railway Tie Association
Truss Plate Institute (TPI)
U.S. Census New Home Construction
U.S. Forest Product Laboratory

Rail and Transportation

American Shortline Railroad Association of America (ASLRRA)
Association of American Railroads (AAR)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Canadian National (CN)
Canadian Pacific (CPRS) 
Coahuila Durango (FXE)
Florida East Coast (FEC)
Kansas City Southern (KCS)
Norfolk Southern (NS)
Springfield Terminal (ST/PanAm)
Union Pacific (UP)

Look up terms in our Railroad Dictionary.