gondola car


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a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

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Adding to the overall trend, the rail industry has had some difficult issues throughout the past several months-from shortages of gondola cars to sharply higher shipping rates--which are allowing many of the trucking companies to extend their business into areas that typically were heavily focused on rail movement.
Brian Maher, senior business director, ferrous metals for Union Pacific, says that as the steel industry starts to improve, the company is starting to see a pickup in shipments and demand for gondola cars.
Our tour guide expertly pops through the crowd, collects her passenger list from the stationary gondola car, which serves as the ticket booth.
G-Force can carry 40 visitors on board gondola cars, which ascend and then rotate.
Gondola cars operated by Nevis Range were left swinging in high winds in darkness for over an hour.
Larger scrap handlers may use stationary detection areas in which trucks or gondola cars pass through the detection station.
Maksym Burbak stressed that this year it is planned to ensure the creation of appropriate conditions for the purchasing of 2 800 gondola cars and 2 400 grain cars, and next year - 3 650 gondola cars and 3 000 grain cars to the Ukrainian railways.
Other orders include small cube covered hoppers and tank cars used in the energy sector, automotive-related products, medium and large cube covered hopper cars for the grain and plastic pellet markets, boxcars for paper and forest products markets, and gondola cars for metal and scrap.
In addition to coal cars, FreightCar America designs and builds bulk commodity cars, flat cars, mill gondola cars, intermodal cars, coil steel cars and motor vehicle carriers.
7851 gondola cars and 405 units of other stock owned by operator) which will drive Globaltrans' owned fleet over 58 thousand units.
Rescuers climbed a snow-covered slope at the Ontake ski resort in Nagano prefecture (state), forced open the doors of 17 of the gondola cars and lowered the passengers by rope, one at a time, to the ground around 20 yards below, said police spokeswoman Akiko Fuseya.
Fifteen enclosed gondola cars, each capable of carrying six passengers, shuttle continuously between the ski lodge and the summit of 6,666-foot Eagle Peak seven days a week throughout the summer.
Other orders consist of small cube covered hoppers and tank cars utilized in the energy sector, automotive-related products, medium and large cube covered hopper cars for the grain and plastic pellet markets, boxcars for paper and forest products markets, and gondola cars for metal and scrap.
Earlier this year, Globaltrans contracted about 9,000 gondola cars, which are fully sufficient to provide services under the new contract with Metalloinvest.