Executive Hopper Desk

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Project Boxcar Series

NYC 627519 & CSXT 823039

The ultimate luxury industrial desk!

Crafted from sections of a coal car and a steel coil car, this piece represents the ultimate conversation piece for the luxury executive office. Preserved in its authentic distressed state, the Raceland Hopper H-48 Desk captures the very essence of the railroad.

Each piece we craft is individually unique - even more so with the pieces from our Project Boxcar series. 

  • Oversized Desk: 76" x 30" x 30" (WxDxH)
  • Mahogany desktop (solid 2" thick)
  • Hand-finished reclaimed wood
  • Steel base from coal hopper
  • 5-drawer cabinetry

Please note: We offer this as an exclusive opportunity. As such, this piece is only through private offering.


We crafted the wooden desktop from the mahogany wood decking of a retired New York Central steel coil car. 

Starting with 2-1/2" thick tongue in groove mahogany boards, we hand select our wood and construct the desktop. Then we sand flat to a fine finish resulting in a 2" thick top before hand-applying a tongue-oil finish that makes the grain of the rare hardwood shimmer. 


We created the base from a single section of a retired CSX coal hopper, a Raceland Hopper H-48 manufactured in 1971 that gives the desk its name. We preserved the original LD LMT and LT WT markings as well as the information card pocket to attest to the provenance of the materials. The long history of this rolling stock is evident in the distress from decades of service. After cleaning the years of accumulated grit and dirt, we coat the surfaces with environmentally friendly sealers.


We identified this desk with a 48 date nail scavenged from an abandoned railbed to connect it with the Raceland Hopper model number and attached a stainless steel tag with the original identification numbers of the source cars to both the desktop and the base. A certificate of authenticity accompanies the desk detailing the known story of the artifacts and is signed by Rail Yard Studios Founder Robert Hendrick.

Color: Unique varied wood top and gray base with yellow lettering 

Materials: Reclaimed wood and steel

Other Details
Shipping: Free Shipping
Shipping & Installation Price includes delivery in Continental US (Remote areas may require additional fees). and "White Glove" installation (includes complete set up at your location and removal of all packing material).
Signed Certificate As with all of our work, each piece is cataloged and individually numbered with an authentic railroad date nail and accompanied by a signed certificate providing the provenance of the piece.
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Rail Yard Studios uses reclaimed materials salvaged from historic railroad lines. The individual wear and characteristic features inherent in the service-worn materials provide each piece with its own personality. Measurements, finishes and degree of distress are naturally occurring and are subject to variability. Refer to descriptions and/or photographs for information on the most unique features of each piece.