Our Railcars

While Vertex railcars may look similar to other cars in the industry, one thing sets us apart—We think forward, for you.
 
With our extensive global experience, we are willing to work with clients and develop optimized car designs that meet both your transportation needs and AAR standards.
 
If you are looking for a standard car, we provide a wide variety of cars with outstanding quality.  
 
Our 500,000 square foot AAR-certified U.S. manufacturing facility, positioned on 68 acres in Wilmington, NC, has the capacity to produce approximately 8,000 railcars per year.


Tank Cars

VRC’s Generation Next™ tank car meets new DOT 117 government regulations and serves both the crude oil and ethanol transportation industries.
 
Vertex offers various types of tank cars to meet different industry needs: a 30,000 nominal gallon thermal protected DOT 117 tank car, a 25,500 gallon nominal capacity coiled and insulated thermally protected DOT 117 tank car, and a 29,600 gallon nominal capacity coiled and insulated DOT-111 tank car for food based service. And we also offer various tank cars for chemical service as well. 


Hopper Cars

VRC also provides various sizes of open top and covered hopper cars, from small cube aggregate open top hopper to sand hopper to grain hopper and to jumbo plastic pellet hopper.


Flat Cars
VRC offers different lengths of flat car to meet your various transportation needs. In addition, we also provide flat car with bulk heads.
 
Gondola
VRC offers different types of gondolas, including mill gon, V-gon and A-gon, and provides optimized designs for special commodities such as cottonseeds and woodchips.
Global Speciality Cars

VRC and their global partners have a wide variety of car types suitable for the rail market all over the world.

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2,430 CUBE OPEN TOP AGGREGATE SERVICE HOPPER W/ AUTOMATIC DOOR SYSTEM
 

Capacity2,430 cf
Length over Pulling Faces45' 4-7/16"
Light Weight (est)55,700 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers31' 11-1/2"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 7-3/4"
2,480 CUBE OPEN TOP AGGREGATE SERVICE HOPPER W/ AUTOMATIC LONGITUDUAL DOOR SYSTEM
 

Capacity2,480 cf
Length over Pulling Faces44' 11-1/2"
Light Weight (est)52,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers32' 5"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 7-3/4"
3,285 CUBIC FOOT - 2 BAY COVERED HOPPER
 

Capacity3,285 cf
Length over Pulling Faces42' 2-1/2"
Light Weight (est)53,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers28'6"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'6"
5,200 CUBIC FOOT - 3 BAY COVERED HOPPER
 

Capacity5,200 cf
Length over Pulling Faces56'-10"
Light Weight (est)63,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers43' 1-1/2"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 8"
5,400 CUBIC FOOT - 3 BAY COVERED HOPPER
 

Capacity5,400 cf
Length over Pulling Faces61'-5"
Light Weight (est)63,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers47' - 10 1/2"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 6-5/8"
5,650 CUBIC FOOT-PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL COVERED HOPPER
 

Capacity5,650 cf
Length over Pulling Faces66' - 1 1/2"
Light Weight (est)71,500 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers52'-6"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'-4 3/4"
6,200 CUBIC FOOT-PLASTIC PELLET COVERED HOPPER
 

Capacity6,200 cf
Length over Pulling Faces67'-6 1/2"
Light Weight (est)66,500 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers54'
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'-2 3/4"
30K GALLON/NON-COILED GENERATION NEXT TANK CAR - DOT 117
 

Capacity30,900WG
Length over Pulling Faces58' 9-3/8"
Light Weight (est)91,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers45' 10"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 7"
28K COILED & INSULATED GENERATION NEXT TANK CAR - DOT 117
 

Capacity28,000WG
Length over Pulling Faces59'
Light Weight (est)93,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers45' 6"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'-7-3/4"
29.6K EXTERIOR COILED AND INSULATED TANK CAR - DOT 111A100W1
 

Capacity29,600 WG
Length over Pulling Faces59' - 8 3/8"
Light Weight (est)85,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers46' - 1 7/8"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 7-1/2"
25.5K GALLON EXTERIOR COILED AND INSULATED TANK CAR - DOT 111A100W1
 

*Note: Inner Tank only for display purpose.

Capacity25,500 WG
Length over Pulling Faces59' - 1/2"
Light Weight (est)87,500 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers45'-6"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 7-3/4"
2,480 CUBIC FOOT - AGGREGATE GONDOLA
 

Capacity2,480 cf
Length over Pulling Faces45' - 11 1/2"
Light Weight (est)56,500 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers29' 5-1/2"
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' 0-1/2"
6,950 CUBIC FOOT-WOOD CHIP GONDOLA
 

Capacity6,950 cf
Length over Pulling Faces65'- 10 1/2"
Light Weight (est)70,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers51'
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'-3"
4,200 CUBIC FOOT- BOX CAR
 

Capacity4,200 Cu Ft
Length over Pulling Faces51' 9-3/4"
Light Weight (est)55,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers35' 11-1/8"
Gross Rail Load220,000 lbs
92' FLAT CAR
 

*Note: We can customize different lengths

CapacityN/A
Length over Pulling Faces92'-8"
Light Weight (est)75,000 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers66'
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10'-6"
BULKHEAD FLAT CAR
 

CapacityN/A
Length over Pulling Faces65'-10"
Light Weight (est)77,500 lbs
Length btwn Truck Centers49'
Gross Rail Load286,000 lbs
Width, Max10' - 5 1/2"

Global Speciality Cars

C100A Three-support Special-purpose Gondola Car

Loading capacity100t
Tare Weight≤26t
Volume61 m3
Number of Axles8
Operating Speed120 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
CSQ23 Double Deck Car Carrier Wagon

Gross Weight56.8t
Axle-load14.2t
Operation Speed115 km/h
Track Gauge1435 mm
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable100 m
Length26490 mm
Max. Width2976 mm
Height (empty)4428 mm
Note: the parameter of loading capacity is not shown in exported products
Double-deck Container Flat Car for Australia

Loading capacity/one car64t
Tare Weight/two car≤43t
Max. Operating Speed115 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable70 m
Container specificationInternational standard container 20′, 40′, and R series standard container conformed to Australia standard 20′RC, 24′RE, 40′RA, 45′RG, 48′RH, 53′RF, and 53′ shall be put on the top layer.
FMG Ballast Car for Australia

Loading capacity100t
Tare Weight30t
Volume67 m3
Max. Operating Speed90 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable100 m
KF60H Self-dumping Car

Loading capacity60t
Tare Weight≤34t
Volume27 m3
Number of Axles6
Operating Speed120 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
D10A 90t Depressed Center Flat Car

Loading capacity (evenly distributed load/t)90
Tare Weight36 t
Height of load-bearing plane (mm)690 (empty)
Number of Axles6
Max. Operating Speed120 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
D15B 150t Depressed Center Flat Car

Loading capacity150t
Tare Weight50t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail top (mm)800 (empty)
Number of Axles8
Max. Operating Speed120 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
D28 280t Depressed Center Flat Car

Loading Capacity280t
Tare Weight120t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail top (mm)1160 (empty)
Number of axles16
Max. Operating Speed120 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
Height of centre of gravity in empty car1000mm
D32A 320t Depressed Center Flat Car

Loading capacity320t
Tare weight240t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail topEmpty Car - 1225mm
Loaded Car - 950mm
Number of axles24
Max. operating speedEmpty Car - 120 km/h
Loaded Car - 50 km/h
Min. radius of curvature negotiable145m
Height of centre of gravity in empty car1430mm
360t Well Car

Loading capacity360t
Tare Weight200t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail top (mm)3720 (empty)
Number of Axles24
Max. Operating SpeedEmpty Car - 100 km/h
Loaded Car - 60 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature NegotiableOuter Guide - 150 m
Middle Guide - 180 m
Inner Guide - 260 m
Height of centre of gravity in empty car1974 mm
DK23 230t Well Car

Loading capacityCenter plate sill (“一”-shaped sill) - 230t
Center plate sill (“十”-shaped sill) - 227t
Tare WeightCenter plate sill (“一”-shaped sill) - 70t
Center plate sill (“十”-shaped sill) - 73t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail top (mm)3060 (empty)
Number of Axles12
Max. Operating SpeedEmpty Car - 120 km/h
Loaded Car - 80 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145m
D35 Schnabel Car

Loading capacity300t
Tare Weight≤188t
Height setting for schnabel arms3150 mm
Number of Axles24
Max. Operating SpeedEmpty Car - 60 km/h
Loaded Car - 40 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature NegotiableClose coupling on empty car - 145 m
Loaded Car - 180 m
D26B Well Car

Loading capacity290t
Tare Weight≤107t
Height of load-bearing plane from rail top (mm)340 (empty)
Number of Axles16
Operating SpeedEmpty Car - 90 km/h
Loaded Car - 50 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
D26 Depressed Center Flat Car

Loading capacity (evenly distributed load/t)260
Tare Weight≤140t
Height of load-bearing plane (mm)1150 (empty)
Number of Axles16
Operating Speed90 km/h
Min. Radius of Curvature Negotiable145 m
CPG500 Track-laying Machine Set for High-speed Railway

Summary: This machine set integrated rail and sleeper laying together is used to lay rail and sleeper of high-speed railway, one after another. It is mainly comprised of caterpillar tractor, main working machine (including erecting car and auxiliary power car), transporting car set for rail and sleeper, gantry crane and its power system, hydraulic system, electric control system, etc. Its traction is operated by caterpillar draft gear and six power axles together, and every operating mechanism adopts hydraulic drive.

PJ165 Girder-erecting Machine

Summary:This machine is used to erect T-shaped concrete bridge of various girder spans less than 32m (speed is 200km/h) and also lay 25m track panel (20t). It is comprised of one main working machine, one auxiliary machine and two reverse gantry. It adopts hydraulic motor drive, and the reverse gantry is equipped with generator; leading bogie of the main working machine is six-axle bogie, and trailing bogie is four-axle bogie.

PJ32 Track-laying Machine

Summary:This machine can lay 75 kg/m, 25 m extra heavy and long common concrete track panel (speed is not more than 200km/h), wide track panel and concrete switches section with subsection, and erect 16mm (or less than 16mm) reinforced concrete girder. It is comprised of one main working machine, one auxiliary machine and two reverse gantries. It adopts hydraulic motor drive, and the reverse gantry is equipped with generator; leading bogie of the main working machine is six-axle bogie, and trailing bogie is four-axle bogie.