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4 September 1999

This Saturday afternoon visit to the Waukegan yard and Waukegan station yielded a variety of Metra and freight equipment, including several C&NW cars and a locomotive.

Commonwealth Edison is the the electric power utility for the Chicagoland area. They own a large fleet of coal cars that can frequently be seen throughout the Chicagoland area, often running as unit trains.

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Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.

Looking down from the highway bridge. Commonwealth Edison 6302 coal hopper is in the center, with UP 2975 and UP 8113 on the track to the east, and UP 1544 one more track over

CWEX 6302, UP 8113, UP 2975, UP 1544, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, UP, GM EMD SD90MAC, UP locomotives, Locomotives, GM EMD SD40-2, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99904354.jpg] NEW 29 September 1999

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Equipment characteristics of CWEX 6302: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,400 pounds, dry capacity 4,480 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 7", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 9", width 9' 9", height 11' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 6302: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 47 ft 9 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 9 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Tare Weight: 42,600 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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