Large Flat Cars Cars

Updated 10/4/16

Flat cars are designed to carry oversize loads. In researching these special freight cars, I have put together a lot of information.




ARA Flat Car Listing

"FD" - Depressed center flat car of special construction having the portion of floor extending between trucks depressed to provide necessary overhead clearance for lading.

"FM" - Ordinary flat car configuration. May have multiple axles and/or trucks. This car has flooring laid over sills and has no sides or ends.

"FW" - Flat car with hole to enable lading to be lowered due to clearance limits.



Background created from an image found on George Elwood's site.