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GN 174300-174424 Woodchip Cars

 

General data

As-built paint and lettering-style

  

  GREAT

  NORTHERN

 

174300-174424

 

 

Woodchip Car

 

 

 

AFE 69-204

 

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Builder:

Ortner

Built:

1969

No. built:

125

Conv. from:

N/A

AAR code:

GTS

Plate:

E

Empty WT:

69,000
Construction
Sides: Steel Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and Brakes

Buckeye C-1
Bearings: Roller Wheels: 36"

Spotting features

Equipment Air brakes: ABD Cylinder: 10"x12"

Outside braced

Sloping side sheets

Brakewheel on side

 
Doors on both ends (9'-10" Top - 8'-9" Bottom) x 10'-10"

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'-4"   10'-8"     15' - -

9'-10" T.

8'-9" B.

10'-10" 6420 190,000 lb.

Source: Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2 (Thompson)

 

Number in use
Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
1970 Merger Burlington Northern (BN) 174300-174424 585600-585724 125 Some
1995 Merger Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)   540247-540340 94 None (yet)

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register 

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

 

Photo gallery

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Additional photo sources

Car No.

Page

Book

Author

174367

98

GN Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

David H. Hickcox

174374

174382

174...

75

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2

Scott R. Thompson

174400

174422

10

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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