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New York Central 508171 Open coal gondola car in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

NYC 508171, NYC, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 12 October 1999 at Proviso Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/10/99a12508.jpg] NEW 14 October 1999

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Equipment characteristics of NYC 508171: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 59,100 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 226,900 pounds, dry capacity 4,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 11' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 8", width 9' 9", height 10' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for NYC 508171: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 47 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 11 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 9 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 1 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 8 in; Upper Eaves Height: 11 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Tare Weight: 59,100 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.71; Rate per Mile: 0.139; Owned or Leased: Leased. Special Characteristics . [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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