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Norfolk Southern offers three types of rail cars for transporting automotive equipment.

Multilevel Cars


Automotive manufacturers can select among unilevel, bilevel, and trilevel cars depending on the height of vehicles to be transported.

For more information on unilevel cars, please visit our Automotive Marketing’s Unilevel information page.

Automotive multilevel car types: unilevel | bilevel | trilevel



The automotive boxcar offers enclosed storage with doors on the side for transporting automotive parts that require protection from the weather. The car has a double regular center or double plug center, rub rails, reflectorization, rack retainers, bulkheads, and column load dividers.

Automotive boxcar types: 60 ft | 86 ft

Assigned car storage tariff: NS 6004-C (Item 800)

Flat Car


The automotive flat car features a flat floor with no side or roof for  transporting automotive frames that do not require protection from the weather. 

Inside platform length: 89’4”

Load capacity: 70 tons

Automotive flat car types: specialized flat car

For more information

Automotive - Multilevels
Senior Manager:  Trent Sommers
Phone:  404-658-2249


Automotive - Boxcars
Senior Manager: Jeff Roton
Phone: 404-658-2216