50' Standard Boxcar
The CSX 50’ standard boxcar fleet can carry from 70 to 100 tons. Our cars are equipped with either cushioned or rigid underframes, single or double sliding or plug type doors. Interior arrangements include nailable steel or wood flooring, rails, bulkheaded and other securement methods.
Boxcars carry a wide range of products, including rolled paper, pulp, newsprint, metals, building materials, appliances, food products, or any bagged and palletized material.
60' Standard Boxcar
Similar to the 50' standard boxcar but 10’ longer in interior length. All cars are equipped with cushioned underframes and doors come in several configurations.
The additional length makes it especially useful for paper service or lighter products that tend to "cube out before weighing out."
50' Hi-roof Boxcar
The 50’ hi-roof boxcar fleet is similar to a 50’ standard car with an additional 2 feet of interior height. This is known as a "Plate F" boxcar. All CSX 50’ hi-roof boxcars have a load capacity of 100 tons and are equipped with cushion underframes and plug doors.
These cars are used primarily in rolled paper service as the extra height is needed to accommodate the larger rolls that are now commonplace. They can also be used for similar commodities handled in other 50’ or 60’ boxcars.
60' Hi-roof Boxcar
The 60’ hi-roof boxcar (Plate F) is similar to 60’ standard cars with an additional 2 feet of interior height. All offer cushioned underframes with capacity up to 100 tons. Car doors come in several configurations.
60' hi-roof cars are the primary choice for appliances, along with rolled paper and auto parts. The additional space makes it especially useful for lighter products that tend to "cube out before weighing out." They can be used for all the commodities handled in other 50’ or 60’ boxcars.
86' Auto Boxcar
These are exceptionally large boxcars, 86’ long, 10,000 cubic feet, with a hi-roof (Plate G) built specifically for shipping automobile parts and appliances. All offer cushioned underframes with double plug or sliding doors.
While designed for specific markets, when availability permits, these cars can be used for lightweight but bulky shipments such as tissue paper or insulation.
|50' Standard||50' Hi-roof||60' Standard||60' Hi-roof||86' Auto|
|Inside Length||50' 7"||50' 6"||60' 9"||60' 9"||86.6|
|Inside Width||9' 6"||9' 6"||9' 4"||9' 6"||9' 6"|
|Inside Height||10' 11"||13'||10' 10"||13'||13'|
|Door Type||slide and/or plug||plug||slide and/or plug||plug||slide and/or plug|
|Door Width||10'||10' - 12'||10'||10' - 12'||20'|
|Exterior Length||55' 5"||58' 2"||67' 11"||67' 7"||93' 6"|
|Exterior Width||10' 7"||10' 8"||10' 6"||10' 8"||10' 8"|
|Cubic Capacity||5,238 ft.||6,269 ft.||6,085 ft.||6,646 ft.||9,999 ft.|
|Freight Capacity||70 - 100 tons||100 tons||70 - 100 tons||100 tons||70 tons|
General Purpose Flatcar
Flatcars provide an open platform offering flexibility that no other freight car can provide. They range from general purpose to very specialized designs to move extremely large and heavy shipments (multiple-axle, platforms, tie-downs). These cars come in several lengths and configurations and are used to transport a variety of products, from transformers to tractors.
Bulkhead flatcars are similar to standard flatcars, with the addition of a heavily-braced wall at both ends of the car. This enhancement offers additional lading protection and securement.
A variation of the bulkhead flat is the V-deck pulpwood car, designed to transport logs cut to 5' lengths for delivery to paper mills. These cars come in several lengths and are used to transport structural steel, pipe, steel plate, logs and building materials.
The centerbeam flatcar contains a center spine that makes it ideal for carrying lumber, panel and other building products.
Centerbeam flatcars carry lumber, wallboard, other dimensional and building products.
The standard 73' centerbeam flatcar has a carrying capacity of 195,000 lbs. or greater. 61' centerbeams also are available.
Covered hoppers have a roof equipped with hatches for loading material into 2, 3 or 4 compartments. The bottom section of each compartment has a gate for unloading. A wide range of car options are available depending on the commodity, including special interior linings or hatch and gate configurations.
Cars are generally divided into 2 groups, based on cubic foot capacity: small (less than 3,500 cuf) and jumbo (more than 3,500 cuf). Weight capacity is 70 to 110 tons.
These cars are designed for bulk commodities that require protection against the elements and/or contamination. Product type, density and loading/unloading requirements will determine which car is best suited for your needs.
Covered Hopper Specifications
|Size||2,700 - 3,500 cubic feet||3,600 - 5,324 cubic feet|
|Freight Capacity||70 - 100 tons||100 - 110 tons|
|Car Length||39' - 50'||55' - 65'|
|Car Height||13' - 15.5'||15' - 15.5'|
|Compartments||2-3||3 - 4|
|Loading Hatches||3 - 6 centered 30" diameter or
8 - 12 off-centered 30" diameter
|20" - 24" wide center trough running the length of the car|
|Outlet Gates||1 - 2 13" x 42" gates per compartment||2 13" x 42" gates per compartment|
|Number of Gates per Car||2 - 6||3 - 6|
|Gate Spacing||12'||13 - 15'|
Open-top hoppers are used for handling bulk commodities that are impervious to weather conditions. The bottom section consists of divided hoppers (3 or 4 compartments) with gates or doors. Some open-tops are equipped with rotary couplers, which allow the car to be turned over for rapid unloading. Various cubic footage and weight capacities up to 110 tons are available.
These cars carry products like coal, coke, aggregates, sand, ores, gravel, slag and scrap. Product type, density and loading/unloading requirements will determine which car is best suited for your needs.
Plain gondolas are open, flat-bottom cars used for a wide range of commodities that are impervious to weather conditions. Cars vary in length up to 65', with the sides ranging from 4’ to 8’ in height.
Metal, coal, coke, aggregates, sand, ores, gravel, slag, scrap, poles, railroad ties, etc.
The equipment is differentiated by side height and cubic capacity.
Plain Gondola Specifications
|52' Gondola||65' Gondola|
|Freight Capacity||70 - 100 tons||100 - 110 tons|
|Car Length (std)||52' 6"||65' 6"|
|Car Height (std)||9' 13/16"||9' 13/16"|
|Inside Height (std)||5' 6"||5' 6"|
|Inside Width||9' 6"||9' 0"|
|Cubic Capacity (std)||2,743 cu. ft.||3,242 cu. ft.|
There are both covered and open coil gondola cars equipped with adjustable, expandable cross members (Callahan bars) that lock coils securely in position. Wood- or metal-lined troughs add to cargo protection.
The covered coil gondola is used exclusively to handle coiled sheet steel.
Open coil cars carry coiled product that does not require protection from the elements.
Cross members (Callahan bars) 6 per car are 19" wide and 79 1/2" long. The 100-ton coil car can accommodate a variety of coil sizes in the same load, from 30" to 84".
Tank cars are very specialized equipment for the shipment of bulk liquids. Cars are supplied with various linings, loading and unloading fittings, safety appliances, and other characteristics as dictated by regulations.
The primary types of tank cars include:
Tank cars, which vary in size and shape, carry all types of liquids, from corn syrup to chemicals.
CSX does not own or provide tank cars.
Bi-level and tri-level rail cars are designed to transport pick-up trucks, minivans and sports utility vehicles. Each rail car has a maximum load capacity of 10 to 15 vehicles.
Products like larger tractors, motor homes and military vehicles move on uni-level flat cars.
Inside length: 89', 4"
Inside width: 8', 7"
A-Deck height: 7', 4"
B-Deck height: 7', 10"
A-Deck height: 5', 3"
B-Deck height: 5', 3"
C-Deck height: 5', 5"