The articulated bulk container car (ABC) is a lightweight, articulated spine-type car designed to carry materials in 20- or 40- foot containers; optimal configuration is for 20’ x 5’ containers (double stacked on the ends). The high GRL is appealing given the dense commodities typically hauled in the containers.
The 4-position flat car is specially designed to carry four 20’ or two 40’ intermodal containers or ISO tank containers. The car is a spine design and does not have a flat deck spanning the length of the car – containers sit atop container locks that secure them during transport. The cars are suited for lightweight containerized materials like single-stack ISO container movement or municipal solid waste.