Open Top Hopper


Cubic Capacity: 2,300 - 4,500 cu. ft.

Gross Rail Loads: 263,000 - 286,000 lbs.

Car Configuration: Rotary & Non-Rotary

Gate Types: Air Operated, Automatic Discharge, Manual


  • Coal
  • Petroleum Coke
  • Crushed Rock
  • Aggregates
  • Gravel
  • Mineral Ores
  • Misc. Bulk Commodities

Generally used to haul coal and aggregates, open top hopper cars are equipped with either air-operated, automatic discharge or manual gates and can be constructed of steel or aluminum.  Open Top Hopper Cars also have rotary and non-rotary dump capabilities to assist with unloading.