What type of rail-car are these; L&I RR; Louisville Kentucky

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I am curious as to what these rail-cars are and what they would haul; can anyone identify them and enlighten me as to their special purpose ?



Please forgive the image quality as my wife took these from inside a hotel through a very thick and filthy glass window.

Louisville & Indiana Railroad on The Fourteenth Street Bridge crossing the Ohio River, 25-October-2016 at 2:53-PM prevailing time; locomotive is GP-11 #1803.

Thanks for reading.

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