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Waukegan UP yard

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Commonwealth Edison 5203 Open coal gondola car in the Waukegan UP yard.

CWEX 5203, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 1 January 2000 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/2000/01/00101225.jpg] NEW 6 January 2000

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The Waukegan UP yard is located to the north of the Waukegan Metra station, with scoot storage tracks immediately to the east of the station.

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 5203: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,800 pounds, dry capacity 4,358 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 7", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 3", width 9' 3", height 11' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 5203: 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 3 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 3 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 5 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; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,358 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 286,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 243,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 42,200 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, January 2000]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 14 May 2024 at 01:03. 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.