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GN 174200-174299 Woodchip Cars

 

General data

As-built paint and lettering-style

  

  GREAT

  NORTHERN

 

  174200-174299

 

 

60'-7" 

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE 68-358

 

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Builder:

Gunderson Brothers

Built:

1968

No. built:

100

Conv. from:

N/A

AAR code:

LP

Plate:

Exceed plate 'C'

Empty WT:

68,200 lb.

Construction
Sides: Steel Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

174200-174249: Sym.-Wayne R. Cont.

174250-174299: National Super C-1

Bearings:

Roller

Wheels:

36"

Spotting features

Equipment

Air brakes:

ABD

Cylinder:

10"x12"

Outside braced

Reinforced top chord

Sloping side sheets

Brakewheel on B-end

Door on A-end only (9'-11" Top - 8'-9" Bottom) x 10'-11".

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

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

59'-6"

9'-11"

11'-6"

63'-10"

10'-1"

10'-7"

14'-9"

15'

15'-1"

-

-

9'-11" T.

8'-9" B.

10'-11"

6444

194,000 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) 174200-174299 585500-585599 100 Some
1995 Merger Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)   540158-540246 89 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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Wishram, WA

May 13, 1980

GN 174243

Vancouver, WA

May 24, 2003

GN 174265

Longview, WA

March 15, 2003

GN 174295

Winton, WA

July 27, 2000

 

 

Additional photo sources

Car No.

Page

Book

Author

174207

174236

74

75

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2

Scott R. Thompson

174200

182

Lines East - Second Edition

Patrick C. Dorin

174205

174212

8

12

GNRHS Reference Sheet #250

Clive S. Carter

This list does not pretend to be all-inclusive. Other photo sources may be available.

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