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Commonwealth Edison 6459

Open coal gondola car

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Commonwealth Edison 6459 Open coal gondola car in the Elk Grove Village yard.

(CWEX 6459, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 April 1999 at Elk Grove Village yard).     Image size is available.

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Commonwealth Edison 6459 Open coal gondola car, Chicago & North Western 11119 Bay-window steel caboose, and Union Pacific 1704 GM EMD GP15-1 diesel-electric locomotive [near to far] in the Elk Grove Village yard.

(CWEX 6459, CNW 11119, UP 1704, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW, Caboose, CNW CC165, UP, GM EMD GP15-1, UP locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 6 April 1999 at Elk Grove Village yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 6459: 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, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 6459: 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; Max Weight on Rail: 286,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 243,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 42,500 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, February 2000]

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