AAR Car Codes

for Cars Rostered by the

D&RG/D&RGW/RGW

Freight Cars*

  • XM - Box car, general service
  • XML/XL - Loader equipped box
  • XMI/XI - Insulated box
  • XAR/XA - Auto box
  • XAP/XP - Autoparts/Appliance box
  • XF - Furniture box, later Food box (none on the Rio Grande)
  • VA - Ventilated box
  • RB - Bunkerless reefer/insulated box
  • RBL - Loader equipped
  • RS - Reefer w/ ice bunkers
  • RSM/RA - Meat reefer
  • SM - Stock, single deck
  • SF - Stock, double deck
  • FM - Flat
  • FMS - Flat, Specially equipped
  • FB - Bulkhead flat
  • FC - TOFC flat
  • FA - Auto rack
  • GA - Gon, drop bottom, cross doors dump between the rails
  • GB - Gon, solid floor, may have drop ends for mill service
  • GBS - Gon, specially equipped
  • GBSR - Gon, w/ roof
  • GD - Gon, side doors, Add S or C if equipped with coke/beet racks
  • GH - Gon, convertable ballast
  • GK - Gon, solid floor & ends (not used after mid 1920s)
  • GRA/GA - Gon, hopper bottom (not used after mid 1920s)
  • GS - Gon, drop bottom, doors dump outside the rails, Add S or C if racks
  • GT - High side rotary dump gon
  • HM - Hopper, 2-bay
  • HT - Hopper, 3 & 4 bay
  • HK - Hopper, longitudinal doors for ballast
  • LG - Gon or flat set up to carry containers
  • LO - Covered hopper
  • T - Tank car
  • TA - Tank, acid
  • NE - Caboose

Passenger Cars*

  • BE - Baggage-Express
  • BR - Express reefer, ice bunkers
  • BVA - Express ventilated
  • CA - Combination baggage/passenger
  • CS - Combination baggage/smoking car
  • CSB - Combination baggage/dormitory
  • DA - Diner
  • DB - Cafe car
  • DL - Buffet/Lounge
  • MA - RPO
  • MB - Mail/Baggage
  • MBE - Mail/Baggage/Express
  • PAS - Coach/Sleeper
  • PB - Coach
  • PC - Parlor/Chair
  • PE - Emigrant or Colonist car
  • PL - Lounge car
  • PO - Obs
  • PS - Sleeper
  • PT - Tourist car
  • PV - Private/office/official car

M-o-W Cars*

  • MWB - Ballast car
  • MWC - Work Caboose or office car
  • MWD - Dump car
  • MWE - Ballast spreader
  • MWF - Work Flat
  • MWK - Snow plow/spreader
  • MWM - Materials car (can be box, gon, flat, tank, etc.)
  • MWP - Pile driver
  • MWS - Steam shovel/ditcher
  • MWT - Tool & block car
  • MWV - Derrick fitted to flat car, e.g., NG Derrick "OP"
  • MWW - Derrick, wrecking, steam or diesel
  • MWX - Boarding car, kitchen/dining car, potable water car
 
 

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