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GN 174000-174049 Woodchip Cars

 

General data

As-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

174000-174049

 

 

62'-6"

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE 65-123

 

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Builder:

Gunderson Brothers

Built:

1965

No. built:

50

Conv. from:

N/A

AAR code:

LP

Plate:

C

Empty WT:

66,400 lb.
Construction
Sides: Plywood Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

ASF A-3
Bearings: Roller Wheels: 36"

Spotting features:

Equipment Air brakes: ABC-1 Cylinder: 10"x12"

Heavy outside bracing

Smooth ends

 

Door on A-end only.

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

Mineral Red

Big Sky Blue

BN green and white

 

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

60'-3" 9'-1" 11' 62'-6" 10'-3" 10'-5" - 14'-7" 14'-7" - - - - 6123 196,000 lb.

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1969

 

Number in use
Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
1970 Merger Burlington Northern (BN) 174000-174050 588750-588799 50 Some
1995 Merger Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)   540121-540128 8 None (yet)

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register 

BNSF 2002 Locomotive Review and Freight Car Directory (Del Grosso)

 

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GN 174000

Location unknown

August 19, 1966

GN 174042

Newport, WA

August 1985

BN 588753

Longview, WA

March 15, 2003

BN 588788

Vancouver, WA

April 9, 2003

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Additional photo sources

Car No.

Page

Book

Author

174000

98

GN Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

David H. Hickcox

174005

174044

73

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2

Scott R. Thompson

174026

182

Lines East - Second Edition

Patrick C. Dorin

174000

7

GNRHS Reference Sheet #250

Clive S. Carter

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