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Commonwealth Edison 8076

Open coal gondola car

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 into [near to far] CWEX 2586 and CWIX 6397.

Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 2586, CWEX 6397, CWEX 8239, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b06146.jpg] NEW 8 November 1999

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On 6 November 1999 CWEX 8076 was empty, enroute from the Waukegan (Illinois) UP yard to Blathumin (Wyoming).

Equipment characteristics of CWEX 8076: 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 4,505 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 9", width 9' 10", height 11' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characterist