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Commonwealth Edison

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Commonwealth Edison is the the electric power utility for the Chicagoland area. They own a large fleet of coal cars that can frequently be seen throughout the Chicagoland area, often running as unit trains.

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Commonwealth Edison 2163   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2179   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2283   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2360   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2442   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2448   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2474   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2516   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2532   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2566   Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison operates several coal-powered electricity generation plants, including one near the Waukegan (Illinois) UP yard. This yard has been a convenient and effective vantage point to photograph these cars. I've attempted to photograph several adjacent cars, individually and in a group, as a possible resource for modeling. They illustrate the similarity and uniqueness of individual cars, as far as features ordered, damage rapair, maintenance artifacts, as well as weathering are concerned.

Commonwealth Edison Co., Downers Grove, IL. [courtesy of The Pocket List of Railroad Officials, 2nd Quarter 1999]

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