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Soo Line 178040

Box car

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Soo Line 178040 box car serves as a shed in the Schiller Park yard.

SOO 178040, SOO, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/10/99a01707.jpg] NEW 1 October 1999

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Equipment characteristics of SOO 178040: AAR car type A435 (equipped box car), plate type C, tare weight 60,100 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 159,900 pounds, dry capacity 5,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 56' 7", width 10' 7", height 15' 0"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 4", height 10' 7"), side door (width 10' 0", height 9' 9"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for SOO 178040: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XL; Outside Length: 56 ft 7 in; AAR Car Type Code: A435; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 0 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 4 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 5 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 6 in; Side Door Height: 9 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 6 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 2; Plate Clearance: C; Lining: L; Floor Strength: 5; Draft Gear: 10; Tare Weight: 60,100 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.20; Rate per Mile: 0.058. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Plug doors, centered; Floor Type: Nailable Steel (includes alternate wood and steel floor), reinforced; Fittings: Anchor, Lading Strap. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 7 January 2023 at 22:59. 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.