Flat Cars

FreightCar America’s offering for multi-use flat cars are available in various sizes of articulated or non-articulated models, with or without bulkheads, and include general industrial use, autorack service, bulkhead design, center beam design, and hot and cold slab cars.
  • Our 100-ton general purpose flat cars are optimally designed for carrying a wide range of larger heavy-duty products including pipe, steel, military vehicles, and other specialized loads. They are available with a variety of anchoring systems as well.
  • Autorack flat cars are 89′ cars available as 70-ton flush deck flat cars for application of bi-level autoracks, and 70-ton low-level flat cars designed for tri-level autorack service. These flat cars feature all steel, welded designs and are custom built to meet specific customer requirements.
  • Bulkhead flat cars include 62′ and 52′ bulkhead flat car designs with side stanchions for carrying logs, pipe, or other applicable bulk products in accordance with our customers’ requirements. The 62′ design features a nailable steel deck between wood faced bulkheads with stake pockets. The 52′ car with stanchions has a steel deck and steel faced bulkheads.
  • FlexiBeam™ center beam cars are the optimal cars for hauling a variety of forest and steel products. An all welded, 100-ton capacity flat car with end bulkheads and a girder of tubular beam construction on the longitudinal centerline. The car has a 286,000 lb. gross rail load.
  • Slab cars are offered in various trough configurations for both hot slabs and cold slabs. Slab cars can be created from virtually any standard draft gear donor car.

These features of our flat cars can be configured to meet your specific requirements or preferences:

  • Size / capacity
  • Brake system
  • Draft system
  • Exterior finish

Flat Car


Slab Car

As part of our dedication to customer service, any of our railcar products may be further developed to meet the specific characteristics of the bulk or containerized freight being transported — as well as any other customized requirements or specifications required by our clients.

Our commitment to quality and customer services begins with the first customer contact and extends through the life of the railcar. Our Customer Service Department is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced team with the resources to help with any of your service requirements.

For more information call 800.458.2235 or contact an expert online.


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