Covered Hopper Cars

Suitable Commodities

Agricultural and Food Products
  • Ammonium Nitrate
  • Ammonium Phosphate
  • Animal Feed
  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Corn Meal & Gluten
  • Dry Distillers Grain (DDG)
  • Fertilizer
  • Grain Mill Products
  • Meal
  • Oat Meal or Flour
  • Oats
  • Phosphates
  • Potash
  • Soybeans
  • Soybean Byproducts
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Super Phosphates
  • Urea
  • Wet Corn Milling Products
  • Wheat
Chemicals and Processed Minerals products
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Cement
  • Clay
  • Clinker
  • Fly Ash
  • Gypsum
  • Kaolin Clay
  • Lime
  • Nonmetallic Minerals
  • Phosphates
  • Roofing Granules
  • Salt
  • Sand- Industrial, Foundry, Frac, Construction
  • Soda Ash
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Zeolites

3,000 cubic foot used for denser products such as sand and cement; 4,750 and 5,200 cubic foot used for less dense products, such as grains and dry chemicals; 5,800 to 6,350 cubic foot used for some of your lightest products, such as dry distiller grains (DDGs).
Gross Rail Weight Limit:
Cars built for the requirements of 286,000 lbs. or 263,000 lbs. gross rail weight limits.
Unloading Outlet Gates:
Gravity discharge gates for free flowing products and pneumatic, or combination gravity/ pneumatic discharge gates for products with slower flow characteristics, that would realize improved unloading with the use of regulated air pressure.
Loading Hatch Covers:
Trough, round, or hatch in hatch covers are available.
Interior Linings:
Cars can be interior lined with a variety of coatings suitable for a wide range of technical or food grade products.