The Project Cargo Logistics experts at UTC Overseas today unveiled their own newly constructed mega railcar, featuring a 40-foot load deck—the longest of any 16-axle depressed center car currently available in North America and an attractive alternative to 20-axle Schnabel cars. The extra-length deck and 400+ short ton load capacity make the new car ideally suited for the transport of heavy and oversized components such as turbines, generators, stators, engines, gensets and transformers.
The delivery of the new car, after four months of construction, is particularly timely given the limited national inventory of such specialized rolling stock and increasing competition for such resources, driven in part by the global effort to modernize, diversify and expand power generation and distribution systems.
UTC Executive Vice President Marco Poisler said, “Our new design, created by UTC’s own rail engineering team, greatly enhances our ability to serve our customers in a timely and efficient manner, and reduces our reliance on the extremely scarce leasing market.”
Complete Specifications – UTC 40-Foot Deck/16-Axle Rail Car:
Load Deck Length: 40 feet
Overall Car Length: 149′ 8″
Gross Rail Load: 1,144,000 lbs.
Est. Light Weight: 340,000 lbs.
Est. Capacity: 804,000 lbs.
Steel Type: T1 – A514A
Empty Deck Height: 52”
200,000 lb. Deck Height: 47.5”
400,000 lb. Deck Height: 43”
600,000 lb. Deck Height: 38.5”
Full-load Deck Height: 34”