Commonwealth Edison 6397
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.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Commonwealth Edison 6397 Open coal gondola car in the Waukegan UP yard.|
CWEX 6397, 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/1999/11/99b06168.jpg] NEW 8 November 1999
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On 6 November 1999 CWEX 6397 was empty, enroute from the Waukegan (Illinois) UP yard to Blathumin (Wyoming).
Equipment characteristics of CWEX 6397: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type B, tare weight 42,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 243,700 pounds, dry capacity 4,480 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 7", height 12' 10"), internal dimensions (length 47' 9", width 9' 9", height 11' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]
Railcar fleet details for CWEX 6397: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 47 ft 9 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 9 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 9 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Tare Weight: 42,500 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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