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Class Descriptions
BE baggage express
BEM baggage express messenger
BH horse carriage
BLF passenger flat
BM milk car
BMT house car
BP refrigerator express
BR refrigerator express
BS refrigerator express
BX box express
CA combined car
CAD combined car
CO combined car
CS combined club car
CSB baggage-dormitory
CSP combined mail or baggage
DA dining car
DB buffet car
DC cafe car
DCL lunch counter car
DD diner dormitory
DE diner dormitory
DG grill room car
DK dormitory kitchen car
DKP kitchen car
DL buffet-lounge
DLC lunch counter car
DO cafe-observation
DP dinning and parlor
DPA diner-lounge
EA electric street service car
EB electric baggage
EC electric combination
ED rail motor car
EG gas motor propelled car
EM electric mail car
ET electric passenger trailer
FA flat car w/multi-level decks for vehicles
FB flat car w/bulkhead
FC flat car for trailers
FD flat car w/depressed center
FG flat car for heavy ordinance or other heavy commodities
FL flat car for logging
FM flat car for general service
FW flat car w/well
GA gondola w/fixed sides, fixed ends, drop bottom
GB gondola w/fixed sides, fixed or drop ends, solid bottom
GBS gondola class GB w/permanent racks for stowing parts or loading a particular commodity
GBSR gondola class GBS w/removable roof or covers
GD gondola w/fixed or drop ends, solid bottom, sides w/doors
GE gondola w/fixed sides, drop ends, drop bottom, cross-wise hinged doors
GEC gondola class GE w/coke racks
GH gondola w/fixed sides, drop ends, drop bottom, center sill hinged doors
GRA gondola w/fixed sides & ends, level bottom, one or more hoppers
GS gondola w/fixed sides & ends, drop bottom, center or side sill hinged doors
GT gondola w/high fixed sides & ends, solid bottom, rotary dump
GW gondola w/fixed sides & ends, one or more openings/depressions in solid bottom
HD open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping outside of rails.
HE open non-self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged cross-wise for dumping between the rails.
HF open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged cross-wise for dumping between the rails
HF open self cleaning hopper w/two divided hoppers extending from end of car to bolster, w/doors hinged length-wise of car for dumping outside of rails.
HFA open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping inside or outside of rails
HFB open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping inside of rails
HK open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping inside or outside of rails
HM open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged cross-wise for dumping between the rails
HMA open self cleaning hopper w/two or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping inside of rails
HT open self cleaning hopper w/three or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged cross-wise for dumping between the rails
HTA open self cleaning hopper w/three or more divided hoppers w/doors hinged length-wise for dumping between the rails
IA instruction car
LB boxcar w/center high sliding doors. Balance of sides, approximately the lower half, provided each side with two or more doors hinged at the top to open outward with suitable locks at bottom.
LC box with side doors and roof hatches
LF flat car for containers
LFA flat car class LF for containers of commodities immersed in liquids or gases
LFR flat car class LF for containers of commodities under refrigeration
LG gondola for containers
LM box or hopper with inside containers
LO covered hopper
LP pulpwood flat
LRC heavily insulated boxcar for solid carbon dioxide
LS any car with interlocking units-permanent or semi permanent
LU car with overhead roll-up doors
MA postal car
MB baggage and mail
MBE combination baggage mail and express
MD combination mail and dormitory
MR postal storage cars
MW weed exterminator
MW ditching car
MW rail saw
MW rail bender
MW grass cutter
MW track layer
MWB ballast cars
MWC caboose and tool car
MWD dump car
MWE ballast spreader and trimmer
MWF flat
MWG section gang or track inspection-gas
MWH hand car-push
MWJ ballast unloader
MWK snow removal
MWL hand car-hand crank
MWM store supply
MWP pile driver
MWS steam shovel
MWT tool and block car
MWU wrecking derrick-hand powered
MWV wrecking derrick-steam supplied from locomotive
MWW wrecking derrick-steam or diesel
MWX boarding outfit car
NE all cabooses
PA passenger
PAS coach-sleeping
PB coach or chair
PBC parlor-coach
PBO coach-observation
PC passenger parlor or chair
PD tavern
PDS tavern-sleeper
PE emigrant or colonist
PL lounge
PO observation
PS sleeping
PSA dormitory
PT tourist
PV private or pay car
RA brine tank refrigerator
RAM brine tank with beef rails
RB bunkerless refrigerator
RBL bunkerless with loading device
RCD solid carbon dioxide refrigerator
RLO insulated tank or hopper car
RP mechanical refrigerator
RPB mechanical-potatoes
RPL mechanical with loading devices
RPM mechanical with beef rails
RS ice bunkers refrigerator
RSB ice bunkers or ventilation with loading devices
RSM ice bunker with beef rails
RSTC ice insulated bunker w/ thermostatic controlled electric fan forced air circulating system
RCTM ice insulated bunker with beef rails
SA stock for animals on hoof except horses and mules
SC stock with convertible single or double deck
SD stock having drop doors in floor
SF stock with fixed double deck
SH stock specially fitted for transport of horses
SM stock w/slatted sides and doors, single deck
SP stock for poultry
ST stock with fixed triple deck
T tank car in general
TA tank car w/container
TG tank car w/one or more glass lined containers
THI insulated tank car w/heater device
TL tank car w/container lined w/any material other than glass
TPA tank car w/aluminum container
TVI tank car w/insulated container that has a vacuum between the inner and outer shell
TW tank car w/one or more wooden containers
VA fruit-vegetable ventilated box
VM partially insulated fruit-vegetable ventilated box
VS insulated fruit-vegetable ventilated box
XC box-individual compartments w/ a multiplicity of side doors
XF box-food
XL box-loader equipped
XM box-general service
XP box-special commodity
XR box-auto device
XT box-with or without doors with interior tank

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Revised: 07 Mar 2003 04:44 PM