Depending on the type of transported freight, the following types of railway cars are available for freight transportation:
Covered cars designed for transportation of packaged and valuable freights, and also for transportation of grains and bulk solids, other weather and temperature-sensitive loads. Covered bodies of cars are normally designed with hatches and doors.
Semi-wagon used for goods loaded from the top — bulk materials, pipes, wood, sawn timber.
Flatcars designed for carrying any long and large freights (rolled metal, timber and construction materials, containers, vehicles, agricultural equipment, etc) normally featuring flooring and drop sides.
Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars. They are also often used to transport intermodal containers (shipping containers) or trailers as part of intermodal freight transport shipping.
Hopper cars are freight cars used to transport loose bulk commodities such as coal, ore, grain, track ballast, and the like.
Covered hopper cars are used for cargo that must be protected from the elements (chiefly rain) such as grain, sugar, and fertilizer.
Refrigerator cars — the best option for transportation of perishable freights for example, food products.
Tank cars — designed for transportation of liquid and gaseous substances (oil products, acids, oils, liquefied gas). These are equipped with special cylindrical tanks with fill and drain ports.
Dump car — dump wagons are used to transport bulk material. The main advantage of dump car is that they do not need special unloading sites.
Special-purpose cars used for special transportation regimes. This group includes cattle-cars, transporters for heavy and large freights, vehicles, etc, and also railway maintenance cars (repair cars, firefighting trains).
Moreover, railway freight transportation cars are also classified by number of axles (two-, four, six- and multi-axle), body design (all-steel, wooden or metal coating), load capacity (car capacity determines its load per railway meter), dimensions (narrow- and broad-gauge).
Our experts are ready to provide you with all and select right cars for specific freight types. Selection of cars to minimize transshipment points should account for railway bed quality at various route sections.