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Chicago & North Western 5659

MOW gondola car

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Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.

Rail yards need to store a wide variety of material, typically stored in an orderly mess. Looking north across the yard. In the background are coal cars CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, and additional cars. The next track holds CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, and additional cars. The MOW cars are C&NW 11767, M&StL 1224, and C&NW 5659. The covered hoppers include AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, and IC 799463

Waukegan UP yard, Yard material, CWEX 8165, CWEX 8216, CWEX 3029, CWEX 8076, CWEX 2360, CWEX 1926, CWEX 2442, CWEX 1673, CNW 11767, MSTL 1224, CNW 5659, AEX 5803, ACFX 52548, PQX 230, IC 799463, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, Places, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, CNW, MOW air dump cars, MOW cars, CNW CX201, MSTL, Flat cars, MSTL MX401, MOW gondola cars, CNW CG010, AEX, Covered hopper cars, ACFX, Built by ACF, PQX, IC, photographed on 6 November 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b06183.jpg] NEW 8 November 1999

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CNW 5659 was built in 1956, capacity 154, length 41' 6", width 9' 6", height 4' 6". CNW 5659 gondola series (C&NW series CG010) (CNW 5192-5688, 128 cars owned in this series in June 1995, 4 cars on heavy bad order). [source: Freight Car Situation Report, June 1995, page 4. 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 226.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 5659: AAR car type M190 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 52,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 167,300 pounds, dry capacity 1,800 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 45' 6", width 10' 4", height 8' 4"), internal dimensions (length 41' 6", width 9' 6", height 4' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CNW 5659: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: MWM; Outside Length: 45 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: M190; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 4 in; Inside Length: 41 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 4 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 4 in; Inside Height: 4 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 8 ft 4 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 4 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: X; Trans Cond Code: A; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 52,700 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 22 February 2024 at 18:23. 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.