Pressureaide® Pressure Differential (PD) Covered Hopper

3250 Pressureaide® Covered Hopper

Pressureaide® covered hopper railcars are engineered to transport a wide variety of fluidizable dry bulk products. Our pressure differential hoppers are designed and built to accept interior coatings compatible with the intended product service. Each railcar comes equipped with a proprietary pressure differential pneumatic unloading system, which consists of all piping and fittings required to connect at the unloading facility, including airflow and product discharge valves, pressure gauges and pressure relief devices. The Pressureaide® railcar operates with internal air pressures up to 14.5 PSI allowing for safe, efficient product transfer.


Length, Inside 39′-7.75″
Length, Over Couplers 44′-5.3125″
Height, Inside 14′-7″
Height, Extreme 15′
Width, Extreme 10′-4″
Clearance AAR Plate C
Outlets Manifold


Light Weight 55,600 lbs
Load Limit 230,400 lbs
Gross Rail Load 286,000 lbs
Capacity 3,250 cu. ft.

Curve Negotiability Radius

Uncoupled 150′
Coupled to Base Car 154′
Coupled to Like Car 149′

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