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GN 76000-76749* Woodchip Cars

 

General data

Presumed as-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

76000-76749*

 

 

40'

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE ...

 

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Available

Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

>1963

No. built:

3

Conv. from:

76000-76749 Gondola

AAR code:

GS

Plate:

 

Empty WT:

 
Construction
Sides: Steel Ends: Steel
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

 
Bearings:   Wheels:  
Spotting features Equipment Air brakes:   Cylinder:  
  Drop bottom doors

Paint schemes

When new:

Also wore:

Mineral Red  

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

 

Road numbers of cars converted for woodchip use:

76002 76431 76498

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - October 1965

 

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'-6" 10'-10" 41'-10" 10'-3" 10'-3" 9'-5" 15'-3" 15'-3" - - - - 3996 100,000 lb.

Source: The Official Railway Equipment Register - January 1969

 

Number in use
Cars in use in year:

1965

1966

1969

76002, 76431, 76498

76002, 76431, 76498

76002, 76431

Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
1970 Merger Burlington Northern (BN)   Not assigned   Unknown

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register 

Various GN Lists of Equipment

 

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