Coal Railcars

Explore Our Coal Railcars Options

Coal plays a critical role in the country’s industrial economy and rail remains the overwhelming transportation of choice to move coal. Rail accounted for nearly 70% of deliveries in 2020, according to EIA data. We have different railcar options for shippers transporting coal, including AutoFlood open-top hoppers with bottom-gate unloading and rotary couplers, as well as high-capacity, open-top coal gondolas that are some of the best maintained in the industry.

Available models

Open-Top Hopper
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Our aluminum open-top hoppers are specifically designed to carry the maximum amount of coal. Many of our coal hoppers are equipped with both bottom-gate unloading and rotary couplers, which allow for rotary dumping of the car’s contents.

We also provide open-top hoppers for bulk commodities unaffected by weather and are unloaded from under the car.

Specifications
Length: 53 feet, 1 inch
Inside Length: 47 feet, 9 inches
Height: 13 feet, 4 inches
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 236,600 pounds
Couplers: Stripe Aligned Rotary Couplers
Commodities
» Aggregates
» Coal
Coal Gondola
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Our coal gondolas are high-capacity, open-top railcars specifically designed to maximize coal loading. These aluminum railcars have solid bottoms and can only be used when rotary discharge is available. Their design makes them a leader in the industry, with a carrying capability of 122 tons of coal.

Specifications
Length: 53 feet, 1 inch
Inside Length: 47 feet, 9 inches
Cubic Capacity: 5,520 cubic feet
Height: 12 feet, 9 1/2 inches
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 244,300 pounds
Couplers: Stripe Aligned Rotary Couplers
Commodities
» Coal