Freight Car Guide

Freight Car Numbering System

The Pacific Belt System freight car roster is comprised of thousands of frieght cars acquired from its predecessor roads, as well as new freight car orders made since the merger of 1994. All freight cars owned by the Pacific Belt System of railroads is assigned a six-digit (6) number, and is organized into a numbering system, which groups similar car types into a single number group. These primary car type groups are subsequently divided into sub-groups to group cars into more specific car types.
     
100000: Open Hoppers
130000-139999: Woodchip Hoppers
150000-159999: Aggregate Hoppers
170000-179999: Ore Hoppers
190000-199999: Coal Hoppers

200000: Covered Hoppers
200000-209999: 2-Bay (2000-3000 Cu. Ft.)
210000-214999: 1-Bay Airslide (2000-3000 Cu. Ft.)
215000-219999: 2-Bay Airslide (3000-5000 Cu. Ft.)
225000-229999: 2-Bay (3000-4000 Cu. Ft.)
230000-259999: 3-Bay (4000-5000 Cu. Ft.)
260000-269999: 3-Bay (3000-4000 Cu. Ft.)
270000-289999: 3-Bay (5000-6000 Cu. Ft.)
290000-294999: 4-Bay (5000-6000 Cu. Ft.)

300000: Gondolas
310000-319999: Coal Gondolas
340000-349999: Hi-Side Gondolas
370000-379999: Mill Gondolas
390000-399999: Woodchip Gondolas
400000: Coil Cars
400000-419999: Transverse Troughs (1000-2000 Cu. Ft.)
420000-449999: Single Trough (1000-2000 Cu. Ft.)
450000-459999: Double Trough (2000-3000 Cu. Ft.)
480000-489999: Transverse Troughs (2000-3000 Cu. Ft.)
500000: Flat Cars
500000-509999: Heavy-Duty & Depressed Center Flat Cars
510000-529999: Centerbeam Flat Cars
530000-539999: COFC/TOFC Flat Cars
540000-549999: Pulpwood Flat Cars
560000-569999: Bulkhead Flat Cars
580000-589999: General Service Flat Cars
590000-599999: COFC/TOFC Well Cars
600000: Box Cars
600000-609999: Single Sliding Door Equipped (5000-5500 Cu. Ft.)
610000-619999: Plug Door Equipped (5000-5500 Cu. Ft.)
620000-629999: Double Sliding Door Equipped (5000-6000 Cu. Ft.)
630000-639999: Sliding/Plug Door Equipped (5000-6000 Cu. Ft.)
640000-649999: Sliding Door Equipped (3000-5000 Cu. Ft.)
650000-659999: Sliding Door Equipped (5000-7000 Cu. Ft.)
660000-669999: Plug Door Equipped (5000-7000 Cu. Ft.)
670000-679999: Plug Door Equipped (7000-8000 Cu. Ft.)
689000-689999: Plug Door Equipped (4000-5000 Cu. Ft.)
690000-699999: Auto Parts Service
700000: Temperature Controlled Cars
700000-729999: Insulated Box Cars (4000-6000 Cu. Ft.)
730000-739999: Insulated Box Cars (6000-8000 Cu. Ft.)
750000-769999: Mechanical Refrigeration Cars (4000-6000 Cu. Ft.)
780000-789999: Mechanical Refrigeration Cars (6000-8000 Cu. Ft.)
800000: Auto Racks
800000-829999: Enclosed Bi-Level
830000-859999: Enclosed Tri-Level
890000-899999: Enclosed Tri-Level Articulated
900000: Non-Revenue Equipment
990000-999999: Cabooses

Builders

Freight car Builders are represented using the list of abbreviations found below:
ACF American Car & Foundry ARI American Railcar Industries BFF Berwick Forge BSC Bethlehem Steel Corporation
EP Evans Products FCA Freight Car America FGE Fruit Grower's Express FMC FMC
GATC General American Transportation GSC Greenville Steel Car GUN Gunderson ICC International Car Co.
JA Johnstown America MAGOR Magor Car Co. NSC National Steel Car OFC Ortner Freight Car
PCF Pacific Car & Foundry PS Pullman-Standard SIECO Southern Iron & Equipment Co. TC Thrall Car
TRN Trinity Industries TWI Trenton Works Inc.        

Auto Racks
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total     7025  


Box Cars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
FMC 50'-6" 5347 Cu. Ft. 655000-655399 400 (1) 10'-0" Sliding Door
Total     14870  
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COFC/TOFC Flatcars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
Total     550  
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Coil Cars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
Total     2275  
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Covered Hoppers
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PS 3-Bay 4750 Cu. Ft. 239000-241439 2440
 
 
 
 
 
 
TRN 3-Bay 5161 Cu. Ft. 275000-278499 3500
 
Total     29210  
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Flat Cars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total     6210  
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Gondolas
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total     11185  
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Hoppers
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total     7600  
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Temperature Controlled Cars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
PCF 50'-10" 4269 Cu. Ft. Mechanical 710000-712209 2210 (1) 10'-6" Plug Door
 
Total     5410  
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Well Cars
Builder Car Type Number Series Quantity Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total     5335  
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