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Date Photographed

30 October 1998

C&NW freight cars at Proviso yard.

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Chicago & North Western 350688 Gondola car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

CNW 350688, CNW, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW CG550, photographed on 30 October 1998 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a30b17.jpg]

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CNW 350688 gondola series (C&NW series CG550) (CNW 350500-350746, 245 cars owned in this series in June 1995). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 5. 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 227.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 350688: AAR car type E530 (equipped gondola), plate type B, tare weight 71,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 191,500 pounds, dry capacity 2,494 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 56' 6", width 10' 8", height 8' 9"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 6' 5"), pool number 8,024,200. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 350688: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBS; Outside Length: 56 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: E530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 9 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 7 in; Inside Height: 6 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 8 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: R; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 2,494 cu ft; Tare Weight: 71,500 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.63; Rate per Mile: 0.134. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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