Schnabel cars are a unique type of freight car. They are typically used to move the largest and heaviest loads. The car is separated and the load is joined between the two half's of the car. Then the load becoming an integral part of the car. Some of the larger schnabel cars have the ability to shift the load both horizontal and vertically.
At any time, one or more of the following schnabel cars can be found on the Charleston Industrial District, either bringing in a load, waiting for one, or shipping a load out.