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Commonwealth Edison 6301

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 from the highway bridge. Commonwealth Edison 6302 coal hopper is in the center, with UP 8113 on the next track to the east

(CWEX 6301, UP 8113, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, UP, GM EMD SD90MAC, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking down from the highway bridge. UP 8113 is in the center, with UP 2975 to the left and UP 1544 on the next track to the east. Commonwealth Edison 6301 coal hopper is in the foreground

(UP 8113, UP 2975, UP 1544, CWEX 6301, UP, GM EMD SD90MAC, UP locomotives, Locomotives, GM EMD SD40-2, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking down from the highway bridge.

(CWEX 6301, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 6301: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,500 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, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 6301: 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: 42,500 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. 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.