Chicago & North Western 490237
Covered hopper car
Chicago & North Western 490237 Covered hopper car waits on the passing siding just north of the O'Hare Transfer station, aglow in the setting sun.
Chicago & North Western 490237 Covered hopper car, Wisconsin Central 84843 Trinity rib-sided two-bay covered hopper car, and another Wisconsin Central covered hopper wait on the passing siding just north of the O'Hare Transfer station, casting a reflection in Willow Creek.
Chicago & North Western 490237 Covered hopper car waits on the passing siding just north of the O'Hare Transfer station.
CNW 490237 covered hopper series (C&NW series CL901) (CNW 490000-490999, 1000 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 5 cars on heavy 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 490237: AAR car type C314 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 65,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 220,800 pounds, dry capacity 5,260 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 0", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"), pool number 8,021,335. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]
Railcar fleet details for CNW 490237: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 58 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: C314; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Width: 8 ft 6 in; Plate Clearance: C; Star Stencil: M; Compartments: 4; Trans. Code: R; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Max Weight on Rail: 286,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 220,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 65,200 lbs.. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Trough or continuous hatch in roof. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, March 2000]
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