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Chicago & North Western 170279

Rib-sided three-bay covered hopper car

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Chicago & North Western 170279 Rib-sided three-bay covered hopper car in a freight train passing through the Schiller Park yard.

(CNW 170279, CNW, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, CNW CL529, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 170279 Rib-sided three-bay covered hopper car in a freight train passing through the Schiller Park yard.

(CNW 170279, CNW, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, CNW CL529, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 170279 was built in 1967, capacity 200, length 49' 6", width 10' 0", capacity 4427 cubic inches. CNW 170279 covered hopper series (C&NW series CL529) (CNW 170000-170496, 233 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 4 cars on heavy bad order, 1 cars on medium bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 7. Courtesy of Chicago and North Western Final Freight Car Roster, The Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Library of Congress catalog card number 98-073877, 1999, page 228.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 170279: AAR car type C113 (covered hopper car), plate type B, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 61,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 201,500 pounds, dry capacity 4,427 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 54' 3", width 10' 8", height 15' 1"), pool number 8,021,315. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 170279: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 54 ft 3 in; AAR Car Type Code: C113; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 1 in; Height of Extreme Width: 13 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 3 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 11 in; Plate Clearance: B; Compartments: 3; Trans. Code: C; Outlets: 3; Lining: U; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,427 cu ft; Tare Weight: 61,500 lbs. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Trough or continuous hatch in roof. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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