Wisconsin Central 24239
Looking south from beside Schiller Park yard, with Schiller Park yard South end Irving Park Road at the end of a northbound freight train. Irving Park Road passes under the yard in a viaduct just beyond the signal bridge.
Wisconsin Central 24239 Box car at the end of a northbound freight train passing through the Schiller Park yard. Irving Park Road is just behind us. The square device in the left foreground is a switch heater and electric switch machine. A FRED (Flashing Rear End Device) can be seen attached to the rear coupler.
Equipment characteristics of WC 24239: AAR car type A402 (equipped box car), plate type B, tare weight 65,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 154,800 pounds, dry capacity 5,076 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 4", width 10' 8", height 15' 0"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 6", height 10' 7"), side door (width 10' 0", height 9' 11"), pool number 2,501,000. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for WC 24239: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XP; Outside Length: 58 ft 4 in; AAR Car Type Code: A402; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 0 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 13 ft 10 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 3 in; Side Door Height: 9 ft 11 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 14; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: P; Lining: L; Draft Gear: 15; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,076 cu ft; Tare Weight: 65,200 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.69; Rate per Mile: 0.065. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Sliding Doors, centered; Floor Type: Steel. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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