Chicago & North Western 490777
Covered hopper car
Chicago & North Western 490777 Covered hopper car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).
CNW 490777 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 490777: AAR car type C314 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 65,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 220,700 pounds, dry capacity 5,260 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 0", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for CNW 490777: 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: W; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 65,300 lbs. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Trough or continuous hatch in roof. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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