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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.

Chicago & North Western 5659 MOW gondola car and Commonwealth Edison 8076 Open coal gondola car [background] in the Waukegan UP yard.

CNW 5659, CWEX 8076, CNW, MOW gondola cars, MOW cars, Freight cars, CNW CG010, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola 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/1999/11/99b06352.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 Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CWEX 8076: 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 9 in; Outside Extreme Height: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 10 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 10 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: B; Star Stencil: M; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,505 cu ft; Tare Weight: 42,600 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.015. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 3 October 2022 at 22:09. 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.