Class “L” – Special Cars

LB

  • A house car with high sliding doors at centre, both sides. Balance of sides, approximately the lower half, provided each side with two or more doors hinged at top to open outward with suitable locks at bottom (4/38-1/68)

LC

  • A box car with side doors and roof hatches. May be equipped with end doors (1/39-4/99)

LF

  • A Flat car specially equipped to carry containers for the transportation of liquids or other commodities (1/39-1/41)
  • A flat car equipped to handle one or more demountable containers for the transportation of liquids or other commodities not under refrigeration (7/43-1/62)
  • A flat car equipped to handle one or more demountable containers for the transportation of commodities not under refrigeration. (not applicable to flat cars designed to handle containers in TOFC/COFC service or containers handling setup vehicles) (10/66-1/68)
  • A flat car equipped to handle one or more demountable containers for the transportation of commodities not under refrigeration. (not applicable to flat cars designed to handle containers in TOFC/COFC service or containers handling setup vehicles see FC) (1/73-4/99)

LFA

  • A flat car equipped with a container or containers for the purpose of transporting commodities immersed in liquids or gases (7/43-1/68)

LFR

  • A Flat car supplied with a power unit and equipped to handle one or more demountable containers for the transportation of commodities under refrigeration (1/62-1/68)

LG

  • An open top car equipped to handle one or more demountable containers for the transportation of commodities not under refrigeration (1/49-4/99)

LM

  • A car equipped with one or more permanently enclosed tanks or containers, provided with one or more openings for loading and equipped for pneumatic or gravity unloading. Car is suitable for handling certain dry powdered or granular commodities and also low viscosity, non-dangerous liquid commodities (10/66-4/99)

LO

  • A self-clearing permanently enclosed car, having roof, sides and ends, fitted with openings in roof for loading and having weather-tight covers, also opening in bottom for unloading, having tight fitting covers or doors to prevent leakage (3/27-3/29)
  • A self-clearing permanently enclosed car, with or without insulation, having fixed roof, sides, ends, and provided with openings for loading through roof or sides. Loading openings fitted with weather-tight covers or doors. Car also provided with bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers or doors to prevent leakage of such commodities as sand, etc. (7/32-7/43)
  • A self-clearing permanently enclosed car, with or without insulation, having fixed roof, sides, ends, and provided with openings for loading through roof or sides. Loading openings fitted with weather-tight covers or doors. Car may also be provided with bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors or valves or may be provided with facilities for discharge of lading through openings in roof or sides. Cars may have one or more compartments (1/49-1/61)
  • A permanently enclosed car, other than a house car, regardless of exterior or interior shape, for handling dry powdered or granular commodities, with or without insulation and provided with openings for loading through top or sides with weather-tight covers or doors. Car may be provided with one or more bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors, valves, or tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading. Car may be provided with facilities for discharge of lading through openings in top or sides and may have one or more compartments. Mechanical or other means may be provided within car to expedite loading or unloading (10/66-4/99)

LP

  • An Open Top Car having solid bottom and fixed sides and ends (either slatted or solid) and provided with side door openings. With or without running boards having guard rails. Suitable for handling pulpwood (7/32-4/38)
  • An Open Top Car, having solid bottom and fixed ends with or without fixed sides (either slatted or solid). Also with or without running boards having guard rails. Suitable for handling pulpwood (1/39-1/68)
  • An Open Top Car having solid bottom and fixed ends equipped with sloping floor or longitudinal floor risers or sidestakes for the handling of pulpwood and not suitable for general commodity loading (1/73-4/99)

LPA

  • In general similar to a flat car, but provided with fixed ends. Suitable for handling pulpwood (4/38)

LRC

  • A house car with or without ventilation, heavily insulated at floor. Sides and ends heavily insulated either full height or to height approximately of maximum load, with insulated cross partitions forming compartments. With or without blankets of suitable insulating material placed over top of load in each compartment. With or without gravity conveyors for loading and unloading. Designed primarily for the transportation of Solid Carbon Dioxide (4/38-7/43)
  • A house car, heavily insulated; with or without ventilation, with or without hatches, with or without gravity conveyors for loading and unloading. May have cross partitions forming compartments. Designed primarily for the transportation of Solid Carbon Dioxide (1/49-1/73)

LS

  • A heavily insulated, self-clearing, permanently enclosed car, having fixed roof, sides and ends, and provided with openings for loading through roof and outlets at bottom for unloading. Top openings fitted with weather-tight covers and bottom outlets with leak-proof valves. Designed primarily for bulk sugar transportation (4/38-1/39)
  • A car of special construction having two separate interlocking units which form a car body. Units may be separated and load interposed between and locked in place to form a complete transportation unit (1/62-4/99)

LT

  • A permanently enclosed car having a cylindrical body for handling certain dry powdered or granular commodities, provided with top opening for loading, fitted with weather-tight covers or doors. One or more bottom openings provided for unloading, with tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading. Inside of body provided with mechanical means to expedite unloading (4/38-10/57)

LTA

  • A permanently enclosed car having a cylindrical body for handling certain dry powdered or granular commodities, provided with top opening for loading, fitted with weather-tight covers or doors. One or more bottom openings provided for unloading, with tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading (4/38-10/57)

LU

  • An enclosed car with roof, having a special metal beam of heavy design at top of each side to support a series of retractable overhead side doors and the appurtenances, or other types of doors, running substantially the length of car, which beams also support the roof details. Car may be equipped with special loading devices or racks for handling various commodities (10/66-4/99)

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