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Chicago & North Western 155002 Box car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

CNW 155002, CNW, Box cars, Freight cars, CNW CA181, photographed on 26 September 1998 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/09/98926n18.jpg]

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CNW 155002 was built between 1973 and 1974, capacity 154, length 50' 6", width 9' 6", height 10' 7", door opening 10' 0". CNW 155002 equipped box series (C&NW series CA181) (CNW 155000-155099, 81 cars owned in this series in June 1995). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 1. 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 225.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 155002: AAR car type A402 (equipped box car), plate type B, tare weight 62,800 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 157,200 pounds, dry capacity 5,095 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 0", width 10' 8", height 14' 10"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 6", height 10' 7"), side door (width 10' 0", height 9' 11"), pool number 8,029,400. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 155002: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XP; Outside Length: 58 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: A402; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 5 ft 8 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; Lower Eaves Height: 14 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 14; Lower Eaves Width: 10 ft 2 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: R; Lining: U; Floor Strength: 2; Draft Gear: 20; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,095 cu ft; Tare Weight: 62,800 lbs. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Sliding Doors, centered; Floor Type: Nailable Steel (includes alternate wood and steel floor); Fittings: Anchor, Lading Strap; Fittings: Anchor, Lading Strap, Door Only. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. 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.