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Past Additions -- 2000

6 January 2000

Various freight cars in the Waukegan (Illinois) UP yard this past weekend. Add a detail view photo of a GTW 9645 from about a year ago.

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Chicago & North Western 350512 Gondola car in the Waukegan UP yard.

CNW 350512, CNW, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW CG550, photographed on 1 January 2000 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/2000/01/00101373.jpg] NEW 6 January 2000

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CNW 350512 gondola series (C&NW series CG550) (CNW 350500-350746, 245 cars owned in this series in June 1995). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 5. Courtesy of Chicago and North Western Final Freight Car Roster, The Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Library of Congress catalog card number 98-073877, 1999, page 227.]

Car markings on CNW 350512: LD. LMT. 191300, GB, LT.WT. 71700, 2 inch HF comp shoes. [1 January 2000]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 350512: AAR car type E530 (equipped gondola), plate type B, tare weight 71,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 191,300 pounds, dry capacity 2,494 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 56' 6", width 10' 8", height 8' 9"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 6' 5"), pool number 8,024,200. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 350512: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBS; Outside Length: 56 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: E530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 9 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 7 in; Inside Height: 6 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 8 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: R; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 2,494 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 191,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 71,700 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.63; Rate per Mile: 0.134. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, January 2000]

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