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flatcar

[′flat‚kär]
(engineering)
A railroad car without fixed walls or a cover.
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The rest of the time, the flatcars sit and were exposed to the elements.
It is the market leader in Russia by flatcar fleet size, container transportation by rail and rail-side container terminal throughput.
In our town, freights passed through three or four times daily, usually bringing tankers and flatcars with racks of drill pipe and other oil field equipment.
Boxcars and flatcars /Huge spools of wire/Supplies at a distance/What people require
Flatcars used to transport cargo from the piers to Caloocan and from there to north and south Luzon.
The case can be made that the tipping point that advanced the business from "piggyback" to "intermodal" was the advent of mechanized loading/unloading, supplanting the original "circus ramp" style for loading trailers on to flatcars.
There is a hill above the San Pedro ship terminal where one can park and watch as shiploads of containers are unloaded by cranes onto railroad flatcars of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads for their journeys east and north.
We also provide an overview of the container rail transportation market, as FESCO has its own fleet of container flatcars (afitting platformsa) and plans to acquire TransContainer, which holds approximately 50% of the market (1H12, measured in TEUs).
Flatcars loaded with lengths of concrete pipes rattled by.
During World War II, the Army's railcar fleet remained composed almost exclusively of tank cars; the only exception was 16 flatcars used for hauling canisters of chemicals.
A donkey engine was used on the wharf at Millertown to hoist the ore aboard railway flatcars for shipment to the port of Botwood, where it was loaded on a deep-sea ship.
A fleet of more than 200,000 TTX flatcars, boxcars and gondolas move intermodal containers, automobiles, lumber, machinery, building materials, steel and other commodities across Canada, Mexico and the United States.