Barges were part of the RR Navy 100 years ago. Barges were typically 80' to 100' long and 30' to 40' wide with some RR Car Floats (also offered by www.VCLCo.com) were over 300' long and 45' wide. The VCLCo also offers plan-sets for building open barges to carry; coal, gravel, salt, sand, stone, and mulch such as wood chips etc. Scrap iron to scrap yards and steel mills. And, grain from Farm Town Grain Elevators to very large Urban Grain Elevators.