FreightCar America designs and manufactures aluminum, steel and stainless steel bodied railcars along with hybrid steel, stainless steel and aluminum bodied railcars that transport a wide variety of bulk commodities, containerized freight and other products.
We manufacture a wide variety of railcar types for transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight, including open top hoppers, covered hoppers, and gondolas along with intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars. In many instances, these railcars include application of our patented one-piece center sill, the main longitudinal structural component of the railcar. The one-piece center sill weighs significantly less than traditional multiple-piece center sills, providing for higher carrying capacity and enhanced railcar productivity. We also refurbish and rebuild railcars and sell forged, cast and fabricated parts for the railcars we produce, as well as those manufactured by others. Click here for more information on our Parts page.
Below is a list of the major types of railcar products that we offer. Any of our railcar products may be further developed to meet the specific characteristics of the bulk or containerized freight being transported and customer desired requirements and specifications.
We applied our BethGon twin tub design to a gondola for use in the municipal waste and woodchip markets to provide increased payload hauling capacity.
FreightCar America's Well Car is a single unit all steel, welded car with container supports for two twenty foot containers, or one forty foot container in each well.
VersaFlood™ Hybrid Car
VersaFlood™ aggregate car design with lower tare weight, more capacity and dramatically improved operation advantages for moving sand, rock or minerals. Its hybrid design features steel hoppers and aluminum upper side sheets.
The VersaCoil works equally well in transporting small, medium, or large size coils up to 84" in diameter, weighing as much as 50 tons per coil.
The Triple Hopper was designed to be an all steel/stainless steel open top triple hopper having six doors arranged to operate in pairs with double adjustable door locks.
Small Cube Covered Hopper
This 3,283cf small cube, high capacity covered Hopper is ideal for transporting sand, cement, roofing granules and other dense dry bulk material. This design features FreightCar America's patented one-piece cold-rolled center sill which is stronger and lighter…
As with all FreightCar America aluminum freight cars, great emphasis has been placed on the design and manufacture of a car that provides its customers with an optimum balance of light weight and high capacity.
FreightCar America's ore hopper car is the industry's leading taconite ore car. This workhorse features FreightCar America's patented one-piece cold-rolled center sill for years of reliable service.
Mill gondola cars feature FreightCar America's exclusive one-piece cold rolled center sill, cast draft sills, pinned side to end connections, and your choice of welded or riveted sides.
Medium Cube Covered Hopper
This 5,200cf medium cube high capacity covered Hopper is ideal for transporting bulk grain products. This design features FreightCar America's patented one-piece cold-rolled center sill which is stronger and lighter than conventional center sill designs.
The FleXibeam™ Hybrid Center Beam Car is the optimal car for hauling forest and steel products.
Like the aluminum BethGon® II, the Hybrid Gon has been designed to transport coal with unrivaled efficiency. It has a 48,000 pound lightweight which allows for a hefty 238,000 pound payload.
FreightCar America has extensive experience in the design and construction of high quality steel flat cars as evidenced by the more than 68,000 flat cars built by FreightCar America during the last four decades.
FreightCar America's Dynastack® 53’ is a 3-unit all steel car of welded car and mechanically fastened construction with capacity of 120,000 lbs per well and container supports for combinations of 20’, 40’, 48’ and 53’…
FreightCar America's Dynastack® is a 5-unit all steel mechanically fastened/welded car with container supports for two twenty-foot containers or one forty-foot container in each well.
Our Ballast Cars are all steel, open top cars with riveted side construction and a load capacity of over 110 tons.
AutoFlood III™ Aluminum Hopper Car
AutoFlood III™, is an outside stake, automatic discharge hopper car. FreightCar America has a complete, well-rounded portfolio of aluminum hopper cars to address the various requirements of our customers.
AutoFlood II™ Aluminum Hopper Car
AutoFlood II ™ is FreightCar America's automatic discharge, five pocket hopper car.The AutoFlood II ™ is aerodynamically designed with smooth sides to reduce wind resistance and improve locomotive fuel conservation.
Articulated Bulk Container
FreightCar America's Articulated Bulk Container car has a spine-type, articulated design that offers high strength, high capacity, and a light weight of 70,000 pounds. Its articulated design allows for a tighter turning radius.
Aluminum Bethgon® II AeroFlo™
The AeroFlo™ BethGon Coalporter® is a member of the Coalporter line of lightweight, high capacity coal cars. AeroFlo™ gets its name from an aerodynamic, smooth-side design that reduces wind resistance and locomotive fuel consumption.
Aluminum BethGon® II
The BethGon's® patented double tub floor design utilizes coal carrying capacity like no other gondola. Its innovative longitudinal tub floor design carries an extra 36,000 pounds of coal when compared to traditional gondola designs.
Our Aggregate Car features riveted sides, and floor slope sheets that range from 45° to 60° to handle maximum loading capacity and efficient unloading of different aggregates.