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Of this car type, a majority are Aluminum Coal OTHs with the minority being Hybrid Coal Cars. Almost all of these cars in service are 286k Grl capacity. Most of these cars utilize rotary couplers with a smaller segment using standard couplers. Thermal and Metallurgical coal comprise over 90% of all shipments with the balance being Petroleum Coke and crushed stone.
The >80k cars in this fleet have a cubic capacity of 4601-5000 cuf which also includes the 4750 cuf grain car. Most of this fleet is 263k Grl. The majority (>90%) of this fleet has trough hatches with the remaining cars having standard/round hatches or a combination of these hatches. Most of these cars have three compartments, and three bottom outlets. The primary commodities moved are wheat, potash, soybeans, and industrial sand.
This fleet is comprised of five major categories - Small Aggregate, Large Aggregate, Ore, Large Capacity, and High Capacity Open Top Hoppers. Of these groupings, Small and Large Aggregates are the two largest segments. This fleet primarily serves the mining industry and has a wider variety of commodities (e.g., crushed stone and iron ore concentrates) that it ships outside of coal.
There are ~120k cars in this fleet and have a capacity of 3,300 cuf or less with over 90% of this fleet having 286k Grl. This segment is also the youngest age profile of the entire covered hopper fleet. A majority of these cars have standard/round hatches with two compartments and two bottom outlets. The three primary commodities hauled are sand, cement, and minerals.
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