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GN 74000-74199* Woodchip Cars

 

General data

As-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

74000-74199*

 

 

40'

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE 88897

 

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Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

1952

No. built:

40

Conv. from:

74000-74199 Gondola (Blt. 1929)

AAR code:

GS

Plate:

 

Empty WT:

52,400 lb.
Construction
Sides: Wood Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

Dalman - Andrews
Bearings: Friction Wheels: 33"
Spotting features Equipment Air brakes: AB Cylinder: 10"x12"

Single sheathed sides

Wood top-extension with wood angled braces

16 Drop bottom doors. Steel, wood lined. 4' 2 1/2"x2' Opening.

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

Mineral Red  

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

 

Road numbers of cars converted for woodchip use:

74002

74003

74006

74012

74022

74025

74033

74034

74038

74040

74045

74055

74057

74060

74065

74069

74080

74083

74085

74086

74091

74092

74101

74115

74122

74148

74151

74152

74154

74158

74161

74163

74166

74176

74178

74182

74186

74188

74190

74197

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1953

 

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' 9'-2" 10'-10" 41'-10" 10'-2" 10'-7" 8'-1" 15'-3" 15'-3" - - - - 3996 100,000 lb.

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1969

 

Number in use
Cars in use in year:

1959

1965

1966

1969

74033, 74040, 74045, 74055, 74080, 74083, 74101, 74086, 74122, 74151, 74158, 74161, 74163, 74166, 74190

74003, 74008, 74033, 74040, 74060, 74080, 74086, 74101, 74151, 74158, 74161, 74163, 74166, 74177, 74179, 74190

74003, 74008, 74033, 74040, 74060, 74080, 74086, 74101, 74151, 74158, 74161, 74163, 74166, 74177, 74179, 74190

74060, 74151, 74177, 74179

Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
<1966 Sold Weyerhaeuser Corp. (WTCX)       Yes

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register 

Various GN Lists of Equipment

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2 (Thompson)

 

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Car No.

Page Book Author
74012 181

Lines East - Second Edition

Patrick C. Dorin

WTCX 1019 69 Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2 Scott R. Thompson
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