gondola car


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gondola car

[′gän·də·lə ‚kär]
(engineering)
A flat-bottomed railroad car which has no top, fixed sides, and often removable ends, in which steel, rock, or heavy bulk commodities are transported.
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expressed concern that the average annual age of gondola cars (25 years) could work against any efforts to reinforce the fleet.
While overall demand for gondola cars to ship scrap metals has increased througout the past several months, scrap dealers continue to complain about acute shortages of gondola cars available.
To respond to that trend, the company has been bringing some of its gondola cars out of storage to add to its fleet.
What: Ten-minute rides to the summit of 6,666-foot Eagle Peak aboard one of 15 six-passenger gondola cars.
He admitted, though, that attention to building new gondola cars may be suffering because of the increased attention to container cars used in intermodal shipping, which has become the fastest-growing segment of the freight rail industry.
June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) is acquiring 100 new gondola cars equipped with insulated one-piece covers to handle shipments of coiled steel.
Willamette Pass Ski Area's "Oregon Skyway" is already carrying passengers to the summit of Mount Ray (elevation 6,683 feet) aboard six-passenger gondola cars.
Globaltrans lowered its empty run ratio for gondola cars to 41% vs.
Plus, the gondola cars that will replace the new Accelerator's chairs during the off-season open the door to significant summer business.
New Forwarding Company, 100% subsidiary of Globaltrans,will startsubscription for R5b ($168m) bond issue with a target to financeinvestmentprogram, which supposes purchase of 10 000 units of gondola cars in 2012.
For many, the biggest problem remains finding a way to ship scrap, as gondola cars remain hard to find, as are trucks with drivers.
At Gunderson-Concarril, Greenbrier's joint venture facility in Mexico, 750 gondola cars are on order with production also beginning this Fall.