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Commonwealth Edison 2179

Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2179 Open coal gondola car near the Norma Junction.

(CWEX 2179, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 23 September 1998 at Norma Junction).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 2179: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 44,900 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 241,100 pounds, dry capacity 4,437 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 9", width 9' 9", height 11' 4"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 2179: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 47 ft 9 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 9 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 4 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 8 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,437 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 286,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 241,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 44,900 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, January 2000]

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