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Date Photographed

30 October 1998

C&NW freight cars at Proviso yard.

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Chicago & North Western 178739 Rib-sided covered hopper car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

CNW 178739, CNW, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, CNW CL844, photographed on 30 October 1998 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a30a10.jpg]

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CNW 178739 was built in 1980, capacity 200, length 53' 6", width 9' 10", capacity 4700 cubic inches. CNW 178739 covered hopper series (C&NW series CL844) (CNW 178600-179099, 493 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 1 cars on heavy bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 7. 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 178739: AAR car type C113 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 63,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 200,000 pounds, dry capacity 4,700 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 57' 9", width 10' 6", height 15' 0"), pool number 8,022,500. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 178739: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 57 ft 9 in; AAR Car Type Code: C113; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 0 in; Height of Extreme Width: 14 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 5 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 3; Trans. Code: P; Outlets: 3; Lining: U; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 63,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.67; Rate per Mile: 0.076. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Trough or continuous hatch in roof. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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