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Chicago & North Western 181578 Rib-sided three-bay covered hopper car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

CNW 181578, CNW, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, CNW CL847, photographed on 19 December 1998 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/12/98c19a07.jpg]

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CNW 181578 was built in 1981, capacity 200, length 55' 3", width 10' 0", capacity 4750 cubic inches. CNW 181578 covered hopper series (C&NW series CL847) (CNW 181068-182699, 1174 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 9 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 181578: AAR car type C113 (covered hopper car), plate type B, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 60,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 202,500 pounds, dry capacity 4,750 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 59' 11", width 10' 6", height 14' 11"), pool number 8,020,070. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 181578: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 59 ft 11 in; AAR Car Type Code: C113; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 11 in; Height of Extreme Width: 5 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 5 in; Plate Clearance: B; Compartments: 3; Trans. Code: R; Outlets: 3; Lining: U; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 60,500 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.64; Rate per Mile: 0.075. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Trough or continuous hatch in roof. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 22 February 2024 at 18:23. 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.