HLI Rail & Rigging in the USA has added a new heavy hauler to its fleet. The 500 US ton capacity Schnabel rail car also has a 45 foot (13.7 m) flat deck insert with the same capacity.

"It's the biggest one in the country," claimed Ross McLaren, a principal in the company. "We just got it and we're looking forward to using it for its first load in February 2010."

HLI will use the rail car primarily to transport transformers from ports to power plant facilities around the country, McLaren said.

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