Centerbeam rail car - Greg Aziz

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 maximizes the 286,000 lbs gross rail load capability, not previously possible with packaged lumber.

It consists of a lightweight cushioned under frame, end bulkheads and centre truss extending from bulkhead to bulkhead.

The lower deck is designed to accommodate full-sized packaged lumber in all board widths.

Lading securement and storage options can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

And ensuring a smooth and solid ride for your payload is standard 100-ton capacity trucks configured with a dependable 10 by 12 braking system.

With a lightweight of 64,700 pounds this car provides a capacity of 221,300 pounds and a design that provides excellent durability and fatigue life.

And keep in mind that all our railcars meet or exceed AAR requirements.


Centerbeam dropdeck: 110 ton, 73 feet
Centerbeam riserless: 110 ton, 73 feet
Centerbeam with risers: 110 ton, 73 feet


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