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Commonwealth Edison 2566

Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 2566 Open coal gondola car in the Waukegan UP yard.

(CWEX 2566, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 1 January 2000 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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A string of coal gondola cars in the Waukegan UP yard, including CWEX 2111, CWEX 2152, CWEX 5414, CWEX 7054, CWEX 2743, CWEX 2566, CWEX 1779, and CWEX 1683 [near to distant]. On the leftmost track Union Pacific (UPY) 654 GM EMD GP15-1 diesel-electric locomotive is approaching with a cut of loaded coal hoppers, enroute for the power plant.

(CWEX 2111, CWEX 2152, CWEX 5414, CWEX 7054, CWEX 2743, CWEX 2566, CWEX 1779, CWEX 1683, UPY 654, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, UPY, GM EMD GP15-1, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 1 January 2000 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 2566: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 43,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 242,300 pounds, dry capacity 4,437 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 8", width 9' 8", height 11' 4"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 2566: 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 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 8 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 4 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 9 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: 43,700 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, January 2000]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.