Commonwealth Edison 6297
Open coal gondola car
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.
Looking west into the yard
(CNW 129167, CWEX 6297, CNW, MOW gondola cars, Open gondola cars, MOW cars, Freight cars, CNW CG541, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard). Image size is available.
Equipment characteristics of CWEX 6297: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,700 pounds, dry capacity 4,480 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 7", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 9", width 9' 9", height 11' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]
Railcar fleet details for CWEX 6297: 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 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 6 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; Tare Weight: 42,300 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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