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flatcar

[′flat‚kär]
(engineering)
A railroad car without fixed walls or a cover.
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Statistically, the movement of trailers on rail flat cars is a disappearing market segment.
There were two track slabs placed on the experimental flat car to add the static wheel load to 55 kN; the dynamic wheel load ranged from 46 kN to 64 kN.
The dryer building had a large steel door that rolled back, allowing a large flat car on rails to enter.
Now, using a laptop that has all of the container information and flat car information already uploaded, railroad employees can drag and drop each individual item to match the container to the car carrying it.
He told us it was unusual for bees to settle on a flat car surface but he thought the queen must have landed on our Escort because she was tired.
Passengers arriving by ship put their vehicles on a railroad flat car, not unlike the shuttle today between Whittier and the connecting road to Anchorage.
The solution was to mount a drill rig on a railroad flat car. A 26,000-pound Vermeer D50x100 Navigator drill unit was loaded on a flat car and positioned at the end so that the front of the machine pointed at an angle of about 30 degrees to the right.
In the first version of the book, a girl, outlined in black and white, holds a penny in front of her eyes to cover a flat car seen in silhouette.
Lan December, the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) discovered that despite the fact that military bombs being carried aboard a Union Pacific train had broken through their containers and were protruding onto the floor of a flat car, the company had allowed the train to travel from Oklahoma to California through several major terminals without taking any corrective action.
A car spot is the amount of trackage required to hold one standard (89' inside length) intermodal flat car. Using this measure, an entire terminal can be converted into a tractable unit of analysis.
For two days, a locomotive pulled a flat car back and forth at different speeds.