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Date Photographed

11 October 1998

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Chicago & North Western 540409 Mechanical refrigerator car in the Elk Grove Village yard.

CNW 540409, CNW, Refrigerator cars, Freight cars, CNW CR408, photographed on 11 October 1998 at Elk Grove Village yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a11f17.jpg]

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CNW 540409 refrigerator series (C&NW series CR408) (CNW 540300-540436, 133 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 10 cars on heavy bad order, 5 cars on medium bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 8. 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 228.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 540409: AAR car type R410 (refrigerator car), plate type C, tare weight 84,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 135,500 pounds, dry capacity 5,100 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 60' 3", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"), internal dimensions (length 52' 5", width 9' 4", height 10' 5"), side door (width 16' 0", height 9' 10"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 540409: Refrigerator Car, Mechanical Designation: RBL; Outside Length: 60 ft 3 in; AAR Car Type Code: R410; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 5 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 4 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 9 in; Side Door Height: 9 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 9 in; Side Door Width: 16 ft 0 in; Lower Eaves Height: 14 ft 6 in; Side Door Type: 2; Lower Eaves Width: 10 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: C; Floor Strength: 2; Draft Gear: 20; Tare Weight: 84,500 lbs. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Plug doors, centered; Floor Type: Wood; Fittings: Bulkhead, Moveable, Double Type (Applicable to A_ _ _ and Z9_ _ _). [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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