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GN 74221-74284 & 74295-74359

Woodchip Cars

 

General data

As-built paint and lettering-style

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

74221-74284

74295-74359

 

50'

Woodchip Car

 

AFE

61-682

61-912

62-377

63-60

64-481

64-912

65-44

66-2

 

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Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

1961-66

No. built:

129

Conv. from:

42000-42899 Boxcar (Blt. 1929)

41525-41999 Boxcar (Blt. 1929)

AAR code:

LP

Plate:

B

Empty WT:

53,200 lb.
Construction
Sides: Wood Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

BSC Co. F5013 Cast steel
Bearings: Roller Wheels: 33"

Spotting features

Equipment Air brakes: AB Cylinder: 10"x12"

Single sheathed wood sides

Steel framing on sides

Murphy B-end

Steel door 9'-2"x9'-6" (A-end)

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

Mineral Red  

 

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

50'-1" 9'-2" 10'-1" 52 9'-2" 10'-5" 13'-5" 14'-3" 14'-3" - - 9'-2" 9'-6" 4654 100,000 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)

74221-74284*

74295-75359*

Not assigned    

* A number of cars were already retired by merger time.

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register

Various GN Lists of Equipment

 

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Additional photo sources

Car No.

Page Book Author

74259

74296

74317

70-71

Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial - Book 2

Scott R. Thompson

74323

179

Lines East - Second Edition

Patrick C. Dorin

74317

74335

4-5

GNRHS Reference Sheet #250

Clive S. Carter

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