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A railroad freight car without sides or a roof.


(Railways) US a railroad car without raised sides or ends



a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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Noun1.flatcar - freight car without permanent sides or roofflatcar - freight car without permanent sides or roof
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
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Springing aboard the passing train and running over the tops of cars, Elmer sprang down to a flat car and lying on his face looked back, trying to see the fallen man in the darkness.
But next morning when we came to pull out for Quito with a dozen flat cars loaded with rails, there she was in the cab waiting for us; and in the daylight I could see how much better a looker she was than the night before.
He saw the flat cars, piled high with the bodies of the slain, consigned to Vera Cruz, food for the sharks of the bay.
In the first version of the book, a girl, outlined in black and white, holds a penny in front of her eyes to cover a flat car seen in silhouette.
Lan December, the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) discovered that despite the fact that military bombs being carried aboard a Union Pacific train had broken through their containers and were protruding onto the floor of a flat car, the company had allowed the train to travel from Oklahoma to California through several major terminals without taking any corrective action.
Along with fellow traveller, Dwight D Eisenhower, the repatriated locomotive arrived on UK soil last October after a transcontinental trek by rail flat car across North America and a 2,527 mile journey across the Atlantic.
00) comes complete with a 4-6-0 steam locomotive (with operating headlight, smoke, and speed-synchronized sound), coal tender, performers' car, elephant stock car, flat car with lion in cage wagon and tiger in cage wagon, 8' 2" x 4' 3" oval of track, and DVD-format video instructions.
All that remained was to convince flat car owners to specify the anchor holes when they next bought cars.
The other flat car will host Santa and his friends, who will pass out candy canes.
DEP had found Spencer Auto Salvage and Auto Flat Car Crushers of Millis jointly responsible; the Millis company fulfilled its obligations as required by the DEP.
Loconto, owner of the former Spencer Auto Salvage junkyard, and Auto Flat Car Crushers Inc.