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Well-weathered herald on the side of CNW 161776.

CNW 161776, CNW, Box cars, Freight cars, CNW CB185, photographed on 13 September 1999 at Norma yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99913634.jpg] NEW 21 October 1999

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CNW 161776 was built in 1973, capacity 154, length 50' 6", width 9' 5", height 10' 6", door opening 10' 0". CNW 161776 standard box series (C&NW series CB185) (CNW 160003-162599, 564 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 383 cars on heavy bad order, 9 cars on medium bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 2. 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 225.]

Car markings on CNW 161776: CAPY 151000 XM, LD LMT 152700, LT WT 67300, CNW 12-86, EXW 10-8 H 13-7, EW 9-6 H 14-5, IL 50-6, IW 9-5, IH 10-6, CU FT 5050, 2 inch high friction composition shoes. [13 September 1999]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 161776: AAR car type A402 (equipped box car), plate type B, tare weight 67,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 152,700 pounds, dry capacity 5,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 4", width 10' 7", height 14' 11"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 5", height 10' 6"), side door (width 10' 0", height 9' 10"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 161776: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XP; Outside Length: 58 ft 4 in; AAR Car Type Code: A402; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 11 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 5 in; Height of Extreme Width: 13 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 5 in; Side Door Height: 9 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 4 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Lower Eaves Height: 13 ft 11 in; Side Door Type: 14; Lower Eaves Width: 10 ft 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Lining: U; Floor Strength: 2; Draft Gear: 20; Tare Weight: 67,300 lbs. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Sliding Doors, centered; Floor Type: Nailable Steel (includes alternate wood and steel floor); Fittings: Anchor, Lading Strap. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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