Class “F” – Flat Car

AAR Class “F” Flat Car Data

*See notes at the bottom of the page for specifics

FA

  • A flat car specifically equipped with superstructure or containers for transporting set-up vehicles, not suitable for miscellaneous commodities.
  • A flat car specifically equipped with multi – level racks or decks for the loading and transporting of set – up vehicles, not suitable for other miscellaneous commodities
  • Flat car specifically equipped with superstructure or containers for transporting set – up vehicles, not suitable for miscellaneous commodities
  • FB – Flat car having skeleton superstructure, suitable for carrying barrels, known as Barrel Rack Car

FB

  • Bulkhead Flat Cars. Equipped with fixed or permanently attached movable bulkheads or ends a minimum of three feet in height and flat floor for general commodity loading

FBC

  • Flat car constructed with a centre beam above the car deck from bulkhead to bulkhead

FC

  • A flat car specially equipped to carry containers, trucks or trailers, for the transportation of liquids or other commodities
  • A flat car or other type of car specifically equipped to carry trucks or trailers for the transportation of freight
  • A flat car or other type of car specifically equipped to carry trucks, trailers, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight
  • Flat Cars, specifically equipped to carry trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight in TOFC/COFC service

FCA

  • Flat Car, articulated multi – unit, specially equipped to carry trailers, containers, chassis, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight in TOFC/COFC service

FD

  • Depressed Centre Flat. A flat car of special construction having the portion of the floor extending between trucks depressed to provide necessary head room for certain commodities

FG

  • Flat or gun truck car for special transportation of heavy ordnance
  • Flat or gun truck car for special transportation of heavy ordnance or other heavy commodities

FL

  • Flat logging car or logging truck. This is either an ordinary flat car, or car consisting of two trucks fitted with cross supports over truck bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on cross supports

FM

  • Ordinary flat car for general service. This car has flooring laid over sills and without sides or ends

FP

  • Flat Rack. An ordinary flat car provided with side and end racks, with door openings in sides. Suitable for handling pulpwood

FT

  • Flat car. A car equipped with holders for the transportation of illuminating gas

FW

  • Flat well – hole car for special transportation of plate – glass, etc. This car is a flat car with hole in middle to enable lading to be dropped down on account of clearance limits

Notes:

  1. When cars are equipped with permanent racks for stowing parts, or are specially modified or equipped to provide for loading of a particular commodity, the letter “S” should be affixed to the applicable designating letters. A note should be included to show the particular special equipment proposed for the car (this does not apply to “FA”, “FC”, “FD”, “FL” or “FW” designations).

Last Update: 27/08/2016

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