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Canadian National 406263 Box car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

CN 557280, CN, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 18 October 1998 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a18c19.jpg] NEW! 3 March 2000

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Equipment characteristics of CN 557280: AAR car type A307 (equipped box car), plate type C, tare weight 61,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 158,700 pounds, dry capacity 5,304 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 57' 8", width 10' 8", height 15' 5"), internal dimensions (length 52' 8", width 9' 2", height 10' 11"), side door ( width 18' 0", height 10' 4"), pool number 1,038,186. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, March 2000]

Railcar fleet details for CN 557280: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XP; Outside Length: 57 ft 8 in; AAR Car Type Code: A307; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 5 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 2 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 4 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 11 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 8 in; Side Door Height: 10 ft 4 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 5 in; Side Door Width: 18 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 9; Plate Clearance: C; Trans. Code: P; Lining: W; Floor Strength: 5; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,304 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 220,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 158,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 61,300 lbs.. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Combination Sliding and Plug Doors, staggered; Floor Type: Wood, reinforced. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, March 2000]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 3 October 2022 at 22:09. 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.