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Wisconsin Central 84552

Rib-sided two-bay covered hopper car

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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. A FRED (Flashing Rear End Device) can be seen attached to the rear coupler.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), WC 84552, FRED, Rail Yards, WC, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, other, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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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.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), WC 84552, Signal bridges, Rail Yards, WC, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Signals, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of WC 84552: AAR car type C112 (covered hopper car), plate type B, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 57,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 228,500 pounds, dry capacity 3,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 41' 11", width 10' 8", height 15' 1"), pool number 2,504,020. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for WC 84552: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 41 ft 11 in; AAR Car Type Code: C112; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 1 in; Height of Extreme Width: 13 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Compartments: 2; Trans. Code: P; Outlets: 2; Lining: U; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 66; Tare Weight: 57,500 lbs. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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