Coal and Coke Cars


No one builds more aluminum, steel, and stainless steel coal cars than FreightCar America. That should come as no surprise - FreightCar America and its predecessor companies have been at it for 107 years!

FreightCar America has again raised the industry standard in coal car innovation. Now trains of FreightCar America's hybrid BethGon coal cars equipped with ECP brakes are serving the unique requirements for moving eastern coal with unparalleled efficiency.

FreightCar America will continue to serve the coal car market with coal cars being our flagship product. The long-term demand for coal as the primary fuel source for electricity generation remains strong, and we expect coal will continue to provide roughly half of the fuel used for electricity generation in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.

Aluminum BethGon® II

Aluminum BethGon® II

The BethGon® II railcar promises more carrying capacity, yet the same structural integrity customers have come to expect.

AutoFlood III™

AutoFlood III™ Aluminum Hopper Car

An outside stake, automatic discharge hopper car, is as rugged and versatile as the AutoFlood II™.

Hybrid BethGon®

Hybrid BethGon®

Combines stainless steel and aluminum to provide extra capacity and durability to meet requirements for moving eastern coal.

AutoFlood II™ Aluminum Hopper Car

AutoFlood II™ Aluminum Hopper Car

Aerodynamic Rotary or Automatic Discharge with Patented MegaFlo™ Doors.

Aluminum Bethgon® II AeroFlo™

Aluminum Bethgon® II AeroFlo™

Lightweight. Aerodynamic. Optimum Long Haul Efficiency.

Triple Hopper

Triple Hopper

Idealy suited to haul petroleum coke, taconite pellets, iron ore, limestone, aggregates, or any type of coal.

Quad Hopper

Quad Hopper

Manual or air operated door system capable of opening each pocket individualy or all four pockets at the same time.