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Specialty Intermodal

ABC Cars
The Articulated Bulk Container car, or ABC, is a lightweight, articulated spine-type car designed to carry dense materials in 20- or 40-foot containers that can be double-stacked, which allows carriage of between four and eight units depending on the weight of each.  An ABC car’s gross rail load typically ranges between 359,000 – 429,000 lb.



4-Position Flat Cars
The 4-position flat car is a spine-type car that is configured to carry four 20- or two 40-foot containers that are 12 feet high.  The cars are ideally suited for lightweight containerized materials like municipal solid waste.



To select the right railcar for your needs, answer these questions:  

  • What container length works best: 20 or 40 feet?
  • How many platforms are required: two or stand-alone?
  • Is double-stack capability needed?