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53’ All-Purpose Double-Stack Car

The 53’ All-Purpose double-stack well car is a single unit designed to maximize flexibility. It can carry either containers or trailers with ease. This car has a 53’ well to accommodate containers from 20’ to 53’ long, as well as containers from 40’ to 53’ long in the top position. Additionally, the AP53 can accommodate two 28’ pup trailers or one long trailer up to 57’ long. Each car is capable of carrying nose-mounted containers or trailer refrigeration units and can be operated as a single car or be configured as a multiple-unit drawbar car.

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Dimensions

Length Inside
53' 1 3/8"
Width, Inside
8'-9 3/16"
Length, Over Couplers
76'-9 1/4"
Width, Extreme
9'-11 15/16"
Clearance
AAR PLATE H

Weight/Capacity

Light Weight
55,000 lbs
Gross Rail Load
220,000 lbs
Capacity/Load Limit
165,000 lbs

Curve Negotiability Radius

Uncoupled
180'
Coupled to Like Car
304'
Coupled to Base Car
300'
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