N5 Equipment Ordered

To specify carrier equipment.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
N501
Equipment Length
Numeric (N0)
Optional
4
5
-
Length (in feet and inches) of equipment ordered or used to transport shipment. (The format is FFFII where FFF is feet and II is inches. The range for II is 00 through 11.)
If either N507 or N508 is present, then the other is required.
N502
Weight Capacity
Numeric (N0)
Optional
2
3
-
Capacity of car ordered (stated in 1000 pound units or 1000 kilogram units).
N503
Cubic Capacity
Numeric (N0)
Optional
2
4
-
Capacity of car ordered (cubic feet unless otherwise specified).
N504
Car Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
4
4
-
Code maintained by AAR to identify a type of rail car and its general physical characteristics.
N505
Metric Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code used to indicate that measurements are given in metric units.
N506
Height
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
8
-
Vertical dimension of an object measured when the object is in the upright position.
N506 is expressed in inches.
N507
Lading Percentage
N2
Conditional
2
4
-
Commodity percentage for rating.
N508
Lading Percent Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
-
Code identifying type of lading percentage.
N509
Equipment Description Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code identifying type of equipment used for shipment.

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