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Date Photographed

30 June 1998

Photos of rail equipment seen as the Nebraska Zephyr passes through the West Chicago Yard, enroute back to the Illinois Railway Museum in East Union (Illinois).

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Union Pacific 249252 coil car.

UP 249252, UP, Coil cars, Freight cars, photographed on 30 June 1998 from onboard the Nebraska Zephyr at West Chicago Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [zephyr/1998/06/98630c22.jpg]

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Equipment characteristics of UP 249252: AAR car type E441 (equipped gondola), plate type B, roof type 2 (removable roof), tare weight 68,800 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 217,200 pounds, dry capacity 400 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 59' 0", width 10' 7", height 14' 4"), internal dimensions (length 49' 11", width 7' 11", height 4' 2"), pool number 2,380,027. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for UP 249252: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBSR; Outside Length: 59 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: E441; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 49 ft 11 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 4 in; Inside Width: 7 ft 11 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 0 in; Inside Height: 4 ft 2 in; Upper Eaves Height: 13 ft 3 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Trans. Code: R; Lining: U; Roof Type: 2; Draft Gear: 20; Tare Weight: 68,800 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 7 January 2023 at 22:59. 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.