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Commonwealth Edison 3029

Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison is the the electric power utility for the Chicagoland area. They own a large fleet of coal cars that can frequently be seen throughout the Chicagoland area, often running as unit trains.

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Looking down into [near to far] CWEX 2586 and CWIX 6397.

(Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking down into [near to far] CWEX 2586, CWIX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, and additional cars.

(CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific highrail on the main line just north of the Waukegan station, passing a train of coal cars in the yard to the right, including CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, and CWEX 2360.

(UP highrail, CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, MOW cars, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Union Pacific main line just north of the Waukegan station, passing a train of coal cars in the yard to the right. The string of coal cars includes [near to far] CWEX 2586, CWIX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, and CWEX 2360.

(Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking down into [near to far] CWEX 2586, CWIX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, and additional cars.

(Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Commonwealth Edison 3029 Open coal gondola car in the Waukegan UP yard.

(CWEX 3029, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Rail yards need to store a wide variety of material, typically stored in an orderly mess. Looking north across the yard. In the background are coal cars CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, and additional cars. The next track holds CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, and additional cars. The MOW cars are C&NW 11767, M&StL 1224, and C&NW 5659. The covered hoppers include AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, and IC 799463

(Waukegan UP yard, Yard material, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, CNW 11767, MSTL 1224, CNW 5659, AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, IC 799463, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, Places, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW, MOW air dump cars, MOW cars, CNW CX201, MSTL, Flat cars, MSTL MX401, MOW gondola cars, CNW CG010, AEX, Covered hopper cars, ACFX, Built by ACF, PQX, IC, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Rail yards need to store a wide variety of material, typically stored in an orderly mess. Looking north across the yard. In the background are coal cars CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, and additional cars. The next track holds CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, and additional cars. The MOW cars are C&NW 11767, M&StL 1224, and C&NW 5659. The covered hoppers include AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, and IC 799463

(Waukegan UP yard, Yard material, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, CNW 11767, MSTL 1224, CNW 5659, AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, IC 799463, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, Places, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW, MOW air dump cars, MOW cars, CNW CX201, MSTL, Flat cars, MSTL MX401, MOW gondola cars, CNW CG010, AEX, Covered hopper cars, ACFX, Built by ACF, PQX, IC, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 11767 Air dump car and Commonwealth Edison 3029 Open coal gondola car [background].

(CNW 11767, CWEX 3029, CNW, MOW air dump cars, MOW cars, Freight cars, CNW CX201, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Minneapolis & St. Louis 1224 MOW flat car and Commonwealth Edison 3029 Open coal gondola car [background].

(MSTL 1224, CWEX 3029, MSTL, MOW cars, Flat cars, Freight cars, MSTL MX401, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

On 6 November 1999 CWEX 3029 was empty, enroute from the Waukegan (Illinois) UP yard to Blathumin (Wyoming).

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 3029: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 44,100 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 241,900 pounds, dry capacity 4,358 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 7", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 3", width 9' 3", height 11' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 3029: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 47 ft 3 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 3 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,358 cu ft; Tare Weight: 44,100 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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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.