Coil Cars

Designs come in a variety of lengths, tonnage and capacities for specialized commodities that are not subject to damage from the elements.

Commodities: Pipe, Rail

89-Foot Pipe Flatcar
FeatureAttribute
Support risers anchored to deckEasier to load and unload freight
Side BracketsUsed to brace the load without using cables
Wood or Steel FloorsNail blocking and bracing to the floor for a damage-free, secure shipment
Length of Car89 ft.
Gross Weight on RailRange from 220,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load LimitRange from 147,000 to 202,000 lbs.

Commodities: Variety of Large and Small Rolled Steel Coils

Covered Transverse Trough
FeatureAttribute
10 Wood-Lined TroughsNo need for blocking and bracing
Low Side ProfileEasy loading/unloading with all equipment handling (i.e. Coil Grab, C hook, Forklift, Sling)
Water Tight GasketRubber seal around the base of the cover keeps out water and debris
Cushioning DeviceEnd-of-car cushioning helps ensure a damage-free ride
Trough Capacity
  • Troughs hold 30 to 48 inch diameter coils
  • 6 Troughs hold 30 to 72 inch diameter coils
  • 10 Troughs, 8 ft. long, hold 20 to 48 inch coils (2 coils per trough)
Weight of Cover
2 Covers; 26 ft. Long
Each lid weighs approximately 2,400 lbs.
Approximate Load FactorRange from 192,300 to 221,100 lbs.
Overhead Crane Height15' 1" EX/H/TR and may need an additional 7 ft. of clearance to remove/replace the covers

Commodities: Hot or Cold Rolled Steel Coils

Open Coil
FeatureAttribute
Special Trough DesignPrevents coils from rolling
Low Side ProfileEasy loading/unloading with all equipment handling (i.e. Coil Grab, C hook, Forklift, Sling)
Steel FloorAllows to load hot coils
Inside Car LengthRange from 40 to 53 ft.
Outside Extreme HeightRange from 7 to 8 ft.
Approximate Load FactorRange from 176,000 to 186,000 lbs.
Total Weight on Rail263,000 lbs.

Loading and Unloading

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