Feel free to add comments about particular car types to the comment area. Builders, dates built, sizes and weights are all welcome, with the hopes of some day providing a complete source for car type information.
Cars with an "unknown" tag need basic car identification.
Please note that cars are often modified. Boxcars often get new doors, ladders and steps may be removed or modified. Note details unlikely to be changed with rebuilding or repurposing, like ribs.
Builders may adjust the design of cars during production lifetime. This is particularly true in the case of covered hoppers, with blind panels gaining ribs, etc.
ACF-American Car and Foundry Beth-Bethlehem Freight Car FA-FreightCar America FGE-Fruit Growers Express GA-General American Green-Greenville Steel Car Co. JA-Johnstown America NSC-Nat'l Steel Car PS-Pullman Standard RTC-Richmond Tank Car TR-Trinity Rail
Site proprietor Chris Crook would like to thank the members of the Modern Freight Car List (MFCL) Yahoo group for their knowledge and patience (and excellent archives.)