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Chicago & North Western 129389

MOW open gondola car

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Looking west into the yard, with Commonwealth Edison coal hopper cars in the background

CNW 129167, CNW 129389, CNW, MOW gondola cars, Open gondola cars, MOW cars, Freight cars, CNW CG541, CNW CG542, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99904376.jpg] NEW 29 September 1999

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CNW 129389 was built between 1951 and 1952, capacity 154, length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 3' 3", nailable steel floor. CNW 129389 gondola series (C&NW series CG542) (CNW 129301-129613, 254 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 6 cars on heavy bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 4. 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 226.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 129389: AAR car type M190 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 61,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 158,700 pounds, dry capacity 1,646 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 57' 1", width 10' 8", height 7' 0"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 3' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 129389: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: MWM; Outside Length: 57 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: M190; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 7 ft 0 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 6 ft 8 in; Inside Height: 3 ft 3 in; Upper Eaves Height: 7 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 1,646 cu ft; Tare Weight: 61,300 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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