53 FT. All-Purpose Double-Stack Car

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.

53 FT. All-Purpose Double-Stack Car technical drawing.


Length, Inside 53′-1.375″
Length, Over Couplers 76′-9.25″
Width, Inside 8′-9.1875
Width, Extreme 9′-11.9375″
Clearance AAR Plate H


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

Curve Negotiability Radius

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

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