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New York Central 508884

Open coal gondola car

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New York Central 508171 Open coal gondola car, New York Central 508884 Open coal gondola car, and New York Central 509117 Open coal gondola car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(NYC 508171, NYC 508884, NYC 509117, NYC, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 12 October 1999 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

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New York Central 508884 Open coal gondola car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(NYC 508884, NYC, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 12 October 1999 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of NYC 508884: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 59,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 226,700 pounds, dry capacity 4,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 11' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 8", width 9' 9", height 10' 8"). [courtesy of