Best-in-class Railcars

With over 100 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing and commitment to quality, National Steel Car has earned a reputation as North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer. Since its founding in 1912, National Steel Car has designed and manufactured freight cars that meet and exceed the evolving needs and standards of our customers and the railroad industry.

Today, thanks to our relentless pursuit of engineering and manufacturing excellence, National Steel Car leads the industry in new car innovation.

Our entire family of railcars meets or exceeds all AAR requirements.

National Steel Car is the only railcar company certified ISO 9001:2008. We have been honoured with the annual TTX SECO award consistently for over a decade.

At National Steel Car, our focus is customer loyalty. That means building a strong foundation of partnership, trust and understanding. Whether you’re a satisfied customer looking to expand your fleet, or a new partner, we stand ready to adapt to your challenges and build you the railcars you need to succeed.

25500-tank - Greg Aziz

25,500G Tank Car

National Steel Car's 25,500 Gallon General Purpose (Non-Pressure) Coiled and Insulated Tank Car is designed for 286,000 pound gross rail load service. This DOT-117 compliant tank car is ECP...
29,000G Tank Car - Greg Aziz

29,000G Tank Car

National Steel Car's 29,000 Gallon General Purpose (Non-Pressure) Coiled and Insulated Tank Car is designed for 286,000 pound gross rail load service. This DOT-117 compliant tank car is ECP...
30,500G Tank Car - Greg Aziz

30,500G Tank Car

National Steel Car’s 30,500 Gallon General Purpose (Non-Pressure) Tank Car is designed for 286,000 pound gross rail load service. This DOT-117 compliant tank car is ECP compatible and has full-head...
NSC auto rack - Greg Aziz

Auto Rack

National Steel Car's auto rack designs meet the M-950A-09, M-956-79 and the AAR S-2038 Safety Appliances requirements. The easy-to-operate tri-fold end enclosures (doors) offer a full clear opening,...
Centerbeam rail car - Greg Aziz

Centerbeam

National Steel Car’s Plate "F," Centerbeam platform provides construction features that have proven to reduce package damage while providing 14 per cent additional loading capacity. The car design...
Coal Tuff Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Coal

The much-anticipated Transverse Ultra Fast-Flow Coal car (the TUFF car) celebrates the very best in design and performance. Engineered to the highest standard, its rugged styling and commanding...
Coil Gondola Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Coil

If it's steel coils you need to move, take a hard look at our 110-ton, no-nonsense coil cars. Our workhorses are capable of hauling steel coils ranging from 30 inches to 84 inches in diameter. And as...
Covered Hopper Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Covered Hopper

Our 286,000-pound gross rail load covered hopper cars start with capacities ranging from 3,200 cubic feet all the way to 5,847 cubic feet. And if you feel that selection doesn't quite handle your...
Flat Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Flat

Our flat cars are a remarkable composite of intelligent engineering and dynamic performance, resulting in design efficiencies and weight reduction unequalled in the industry. Our 103-ton capacity...
Gondola Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Gondola

Designed to be tough, raw and rugged without compromising National Steel Car quality, our gondola cars are not shy when pushed to perform. This 116-ton car can effortlessly handle a gross rail load...
Intermodal Spine Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Intermodal Spine

Whether by land or by sea, chances are that your customers' intermodal containers will travel some or all of their journey in one of National Steel Car's intermodal superstructures. This all-purpose...
Intermodal Well Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Intermodal Well

Want something beyond the ordinary when it comes to shipping just containers? Then look no further than our best-in-class well cars. The NSC Super Stack is a stand-alone 100-ton, double stack...
Jumbo Box Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Jumbo Box Car

Our Jumbo Box car exceeds Plate F clearance and is the latest design that meets industry standards for the shipment of auto parts or other general commodities. With a gross rail load of 286,000...
Open Top Hopper Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Open Top Hopper

With a standard overall length just shy of 45 feet, this giant 115-ton, open top, tri-hopper car is constructed on a hard-working frame with a through centre sill. Operating at a gross rail load of...
Super Duty Box Rail Car - Greg Aziz

Super Duty Box

This Plate F, Super-Duty Box car is the latest design that meets industry standards for the shipment of auto parts. With a gross rail load of 286,000 pounds, this car features a welded, all steel,...