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GN 17277-18762* Woodchip Cars

 

General data

Presumed as-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

17277-18762*

 

 

40'

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE 

 

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Available

Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

1935-36

No. built:

12

Conv. from:

17277-18762 Boxcar (Blt. 1912)

AAR code:

-

Plate:

 

Empty WT:

 
Construction
Sides: Wood Ends: Wood
Frame: Steel center sill

Trucks and brakes

 
Bearings: Friction Wheels:  
Spotting features Equipment Air brakes:   Cylinder:  
  10 Side doors; 4 doors size 3'-9" x 3'-10" on each side of car 6" apart, located 5' from either end of car, and one door 5' x 3'-10" on each side located in center of  car.

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

Mineral Red  

* 12 cars in this series were converted for woodchip use. For numbers see below.

 

Road numbers of cars converted for woodchip use:

17469

17560

17637

17954

18247

18275

18442

18472

18483

18489

18625

18630

Source: GNRHS Reference Sheet 250 and The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1940

 

Dimensions and capacities

DIMENSIONS

CAPACITY

INSIDE

OUTSIDE

DOORS

Length

Width

Height

LENGTH

WIDTH

HEIGHT FROM RAIL

SIDE

END

Cubic

Feet

Level

Full

Pounds

or

Gallons

 

At Eaves

or Top of

Sides or

Platform

Extreme

Width

To

Extreme

 Width

To Eaves

or Top of

Sides or

Platform

To

Extreme

Height

Width

of

Open'g

Height

of

Open'g

Width

of

Open'g

Height

of

Open'g

40' 8'-7" 10' 41'-10" 9'-10" 10'-2" 8' 14' 14'-7"

3'-9"

5'-0"

3'-10"

3'-10"

- - 3433 80,000 lb.

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1940

 

Number in use
Cars in use in year:
   
Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
             

Sources: GNRHS Reference Sheet 250 and The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1940

 

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