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Commonwealth Edison 6302

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 2975 and UP 8113 on the track to the east, and UP 1544 one more track over

(CWEX 6302, UP 8113, UP 2975, UP 1544, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, UP, GM EMD SD90MAC, UP locomotives, Locomotives, GM EMD SD40-2, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking down from the highway bridge. UP 2975 is in the center, with UP 8113 to the right and UP 1544 on the next track to the east. Commonwealth Edison 6302 coal hopper is in the foreground

(UP 2975, UP 8113, UP 1544, CWEX 6302, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, GM EMD SD90MAC, 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. UP 2975 is in the center, UP 1544 to the right, and part of UP 8113 in the right foreground. Commonwealth Edison 6302 coal hopper is in the left foreground

(UP 2975, UP 1544, UP 8113, Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 6302, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, GM EMD SD90MAC, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, 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 6302: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,400 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 6302: 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: 42,600 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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.