Comanche Generator

Emmert International’s BBCX1000 Railcar can be used be adjusted to fit many different configurations with or without the deck attached. We can also build custom manufactured attachments to meet the job need or requirements.

Transformer Transport – New England

650,000 lbs transformer being loaded to the BBCX-1000. With the deck in place the BBCX-1000 can handle weights up to 836,000 lbs.!

Transformer Transport – Maine to New Hampshire

459,000 lbs transformer on the BBCX-1000. This transformer was loaded to the railcar in Seaport, Maine and transported to North Conway, New Hampshire on circuitous route that took the railcar into Canada and back into the US.

Generator Transport – Albany, New York to Pennsylvania

621,000 lbs. Generator loading to the BBCX-1000. This was one of four generators transported to Towanda and Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Upon arrival at a rail siding close to each destination, Emmert trans-loaded the Generator to highway transporters and transported them to Power Plants.

Generator Transport – Houston, Texas to Gillette, Wyoming

650,000 lbs. Generator on the BBCX-1000. This Generator was transported almost 1,500 miles from Houston, Texas to Gillette, Wyoming. Upon arrival at a rail siding close to the destination, Emmert trans-loaded the Generator to a highway transporter and transported it to a local Power Plant.

Heat Exchanger Transport – France to Arizona

Emmert International was responsible for the shipment of six Heat Exchangers, each 778,000 lbs, from the manufacturer in France to Solana, a Concentrating Solar Power plant in Gila Bend, Arizona. To accomplish this, Emmert International transported the Heat Exchangers via barge, ocean liner, rail and highway transport methods.

Generator Transport – Houston, Texas to Pueblo, Colorado

Emmert International safely and successfully completed the transportation of a Generator from Houston, Texas to the Comanche 3 Power Station located in Pueblo, Colorado. With a gross weight of 1,316,100 lbs and measuring over 143 feet long 15 feet wide and 19 feet high transporting the generator proved to be quite a challenge. Working closely with the railroads Emmert International employed the use of a customized transportation bed to reduce the gross weight and used the side and height shift capabilities of the BBCX-1000 to safely navigate the 934 mile trip. Originally scheduled for 14 days the transport was completed in 8 days.

Generator Transport – Houston, Texas to Gillette, Wyoming

Emmert International safely and successfully completed the transportation of a Generator from Houston, Texas to the Dry Fork Power Station located in Gillette, Wyoming. With a gross weight of 1,240,719 lbs and measuring over 140 feet long 14 feet wide and 19 feet high transporting the generator proved to be quite a challenge. Using the side and height shift capabilities of the BBCX-1000 Emmert safely navigated the 1,500 mile trip in 4 days.

Rail Logistics Experts

Emmert International has a full time rail logistics department. With decades of experience working with the railroads our dedicated team of rail professionals is backed by our team of in house engineers capable of making the most complex transport problems into complete transport solutions.

BBCX1000 Schnabel Railcar

Our BBCX 1000 Schnabel Railcar

Let our knowledge and expertise work for you.

Emmert International’s BBCX1000 Schnabel Railcar is specifically designed to carry heavy (up to 1 million pounds) and oversized loads in such a way that the load itself makes up part of the car. The load is suspended between the two ends of the cars by lifting arms; the lifting arms are connected to a pivot above an assembly of pivots and frames that carry the weight of the load and the lifting arm.

For loads not designed to be part of the car Emmert International’s BBCX1000 is equipped with a deck designed to carry the loads in standard configuration up to 836,000 pounds. Customized decks can be manufactured to increase the overall payload weight. Emmert International’s BBCX1000 is equipped with hydraulic equipment that will either lift the load vertically or horizontally shift the load while in transit to clear obstructions along the car’s route.

With 20 axles (ten for each half) containing four trucks connected by a complex system of span bolsters its tare (unloaded) weight without deck is 424,000 lbs. The BBCX1000’s empty car length is 115’ 10” with a maximum length with the loading deck at 168’ 9”. Maximum vertical load shifting ability is 14” and the maximum horizontal load shifting ability is 22”. The heavy duty AAR railcar mechanical designation is “LS”.

Emmert International’s BBCX1000 Schnabel Railcar is accompanied by the BBCX 1002 Caboose and BBCX1003 flat car that carries the deck when not in service. The BBCX1000 is pulled by special train service and requires 2 operators. When in transport not carrying loads the BBCX is limited to 40 mph. When loaded or empty with deck in place the BBCX1000 is limited to 25 mph.

See Schnabel Railcar Spec (680 KB PDF)

BBCX1001 Heavy Duty Flat Car

The BBCX1001 is a 12-axle Flat Deck Heavy Duty Railcar. The BBCX1001 adds to Emmert International’s expanding rail fleet with a 45′ platform length, 10′ 8″ platform width, and is capable of transporting 740,000 lbs.

BBCX1003 Flat Car

BBCX1003 is used for is to transport the deck of the BBCX1000 Schnabel car when it is not in use.

BBCX1002 Caboose

BBCX1002 Caboose is the living quarters for the Schnabel car operators during the transportation of the vessels as some can take up to a week or more depending on the destination.