Schnabel cars are designed to carry very large loads. These cars separate into two parts
with the load becoming an integral part of the car, as it is attached back together for shipment.
In researching these special freight cars, I have put together a lot of information.
ARA Schnabel Car Listing
"LS" - A car of special construction having two separable interlocking units which form
a car body. Units may be separated and the load interposed between and locked in place
to form a complete transportation unit.
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