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"FA" - A flat car specifically equipped with multi-level racks or decks for the loading and transporting of set-up vehicles, not suitable for other miscellaneous commodities (10/66-4/90).
"FA" - Flat car specifically equipped with superstructure or containers for transporting set-up vehicles, not suitable for miscellaneous commodities (7/91-4/99).
"FB" - Flat car having skeleton superstructure, suitable for carrying barrels, known as "Barrel Rack Car" (1/17-1/61).
"FB" - Bulkhead Flat Cars. Equipped with fixed or permanently attached movable bulkheads or ends a minimum of three feet in height and flat floor for general commodity loading (1/73-4/99).
"FBC" - Flat car constructed with a centre beam above the car deck from bulkhead to bulkhead (7/91-4/99).
"FC" - A flat car specially equipped to carry containers, trucks or trailers, for the transportation of liquids or other commodities (4/38).
"FC" - A flat car or other type of car specifically equipped to carry trucks or trailers for the transportation of freight (1/39-1/61).
"FC" - A flat car or other type of car specifically equipped to carry trucks, trailers, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight (1/62-1/68).
"FC" - Flat Cars, specifically equipped to carry trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight in TOFC/COFC service. Note that container cars had previously been classified "LF" (1/73-4/99).
"FCA" - Flat Car, articulated multi-unit, specially equipped to carry trailers, containers, chassis, or removable trailer bodies for the transportation of freight in TOFC/COFC service (7/84-4/99).
"FD" - Depressed Centre Flat. A flat car of special construction having the portion of the floor extending between trucks depressed to provide necessary head room for certain commodities (4/38-4/99).
"FG" - Flat or gun truck car for special transportation of heavy ordnance (1/17-7/32).
"FG" - Flat or gun truck car for special transportation of heavy ordnance or other heavy commodities (4/38-1/68).
"FL" - Flat logging car or logging truck. This is either an ordinary flat car, or car consisting of two trucks fitted with cross supports over truck bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on cross supports (1/17-4/99).
"FM" - Ordinary flat car for general service. This car has flooring laid over sills and without sides or ends (1/17-4/99).
"FP" - Flat Rack. An ordinary flat car provided with side and end racks, with door openings in sides. Suitable for handling pulpwood (7/32-4/38).
"FT" - Flat car. A car equipped with holders for the transportation of illuminating gas (4/24-2/28).
"FW" - Flat well-hole car for special transportation of plate-glass, etc. This car is a flat car with hole in middle to enable lading to be dropped down on account of clearance limits (1/17-4/99).
1 - When cars are equipped with permanent racks for stowing parts, or are specially modified or equipped to provide for loading of a particular commodity, the letter "S" should be affixed to the applicable designating letters. A note should be included in The Official Railway Equipment Register to show the particular special equipment proposed for the car (this does not apply to "FA", "FC", "FD", "FL" or "FW" designations) (1/49-4/99).