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GN Woodchip Cars

(Hog Fuel Cars)

 

All series are listed in the configuration as built or rebuilt. Later implemented changes that did not result in a renumbering are not noted.

 

SERIES

PHOTO

AAR

CODE

INSIDE

LENGTH

CONSTRUCTION

DOOR(S)

BUILDER

BUILT

CONVERTED

FROM

NO.

BUILT

SIDES

ENDS

FRAME

TYPE NO. DIM.
17277-18762* Not available - 40' Wood Wood

Steel

Center Sill

Side

along

bottom

10

3'9"x3'10"(8)

5'0"x3'10"(2)

GN 1935-36

17277-18762

(Boxcar)

12
74000-74199* Not available GS 40' Wood Steel Steel Bottom 16

4'2 1/2"x2'

GN 1952

74000-74199

(Gondola)

40
74200-74220 Click for larger image LP 40'4" Steel Steel Steel Bottom 16

4'2 1/2"x2'

GN 1960

74000-74199

(Gondola)

21
74221-74284 Not available LP 50' Wood Steel Steel End 1 9'2"x9'6" GN 1961-66

41525-41999

42000-42899

(Boxcar)

64
74285-74294 Not available LP 40'4" Steel Steel Steel Bottom 16

4'2 1/2"x2'

GN 1964

74000-74199

(Gondola)

10
74295-74359 Not available LP 50' Wood Steel Steel End 1 9'2"x9'6" GN 1961-66

41525-41999

42000-42899

(Boxcar)

65
74400-74404 Not available LP 40'1" Steel Steel Steel Bottom 16 4'3"x3'11" GN 1965

74500-74999

(Gondola)

5
74405-74434 Not available LP 39'5" Steel Steel Steel None - - GN 1965

75500-75999

(Gondola)

30
74435-74444 Click for larger image LP 39'5" Steel Steel Steel None - - GN 1967

75500-75999

(Gondola)

10
76000-76749* Not available GS 40' Steel Steel Steel Bottom     GN >1963

76000-76749

(Gondola)

3
79800-79839 Not available LP 39'10" Wood Wood Steel

Side

along

top and

bottom

8

8

3'6"x3'6"

3'6"x4'

GN 1947

68296-68357

68358-68531

68542-68585

68622-68799

68800-68899

(Flatcar)

40
79850-79899(1) Not available   39'-9" Wood Wood Steel

Side

along

center

line

5

38" w. (4)

60" w. (1)

GN 1939

37750-37999

(Automobile boxcar)

50
79840-79859(2) Not available LP 41'2" Wood Wood Steel

Side

along

bottom

12 3'x7' GN 1953

69500-69999

(Logging flatcar)

20
79860-79894(2) Not available LP 50'6" Wood   Steel     3'x6' GN 1958   35
79900-79983 Not available   39'-9" Wood Wood Steel

Side

along

bottom

5

38" w. (4)

60" w. (1)

GN 1939

37750-37999

(Automobile boxcar)

84
174000-174049 Click for larger image LP 61'4" Plywood Steel Steel End 1  

Gunderson

Brothers

1965 - 50
174050-174199 Click for larger image LP 60'6" Plywood Steel Steel End 1  

Gunderson

Brothers

1966 - 150
174200-174299 Click for larger image LP 59'6 1/2" Steel Steel Steel End 1

9'11" T.

8'9" B.

x

10'11"

Gunderson

Brothers

1968 - 100
174300-174424 Click for larger image LP 59'5" Steel Steel Steel End 2

9'10" T.

8'9" B.

x

10'10"

Ortner 1969 - 125
* This car-series contains a number of cars converted for woodchip use. Copyright 2005 Ben Ringnalda

Sources and additional reading:

The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1969

List of Equipment No. 39 July 1, 1963 - Great Northern Railway Co.

List of Equipment No. 40 July 1, 1965 - Great Northern Railway Co.

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2 - Scott Thompson

Great Northern Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment - Dave Hickcox

Lines East - Patrick C. Dorin with Richard W. Hendrickson and Staffan Ehnbom

GNRHS Reference Sheet 250

 

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