Flat Cars


FreightCar America has extensive experience in the design and construction of high quality steel flat cars as evidenced by the more than 68,000 flat cars built by FreightCar America during the last four decades. Our design inventory includes 70, 100 and 230- ton flat cars that are equipped to haul a wide range of products.

FreightCar America's 89-foot flat cars can be fitted with racks for transportation of automobiles. Listed below are just a few of our popular designs.

  • 70-foot 230-Ton Flat Deck Heavy Duty Car designed to transport generators, turbines, boiler modules, pressure vessels and various other large and heavy machinery.
  • 89-foot Standard Level Car designed for bi-level automotive rack service.
  • 89-foot Low Level Car built exclusively for tri-level automotive racks.
  • 89-foot, 70-ton Flat Car equipped for general service loading.
  • 89-foot, 286,000GRL, 100-ton Flat Car ready for heavy duty hauling of rails, steel products, pipe, or earth moving equipment. Optional side stake pockets or nailable steel floors are available. This car is engineered to accommodate bulkhead installations at a later date.

Specifications

Length

 

230 Ton

89' 4" LL

89' 4" 70 Ton

89' 4" 100 Ton

Over End Sills

83' 3"

89' 4"

89' 4"

89' 4"

Over Strikers

83' 11"

90' 0"

90' 0"

90' 0"

Over Pulling Face

88' 7"

93' 10"

93' 10"

94' 8"

Over Deck

70' 0"

N/A

N/A

N/A

Truck Centers

55' 0"

66' 0"

66' 0"

66' 0"

Width

 

230 Ton

89' 4" LL

89' 4" 70 Ton

89' 4" 100 Ton

Extreme

10' 1"

10' 6-13/16"

10' 6-5/16"

9' 4"

Over Side Sills

10' 1"

9' 9-3/8"

9' 9-3/8"

8' 4"

Height

 

230 Ton

89' 4" LL

89' 4" 70 Ton

89' 4" 100 Ton

Rail to Deck At Center

4' 5-3/4"

2' 8-3/4" MAX

3' 4-3/4" MAX

3' 9"

Rail to Bottom Center Sill

1' 2-3/4"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

10-3/4"

Weight

 

230 Ton

89' 4" LL

89' 4" 70 Ton

89' 4" 100 Ton

Gross Rail Load

630,000

195,000

220,000

286,000

Light Weight

174,380 AVG

60,117 AVG

60,697 AVG

82,474 AVG