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GN 79840-79859 Woodchip Cars

 

General data

Presumed as-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

79840-79859

 

 

43'

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE 84116

 

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Available

Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

1953

No. built:

20

Conv. from:

69500-69999 Logging flatcar

(Blt. 1929)

AAR code:

LP

Plate:

 

Empty WT:

54,000 lb. (Reinforced 57,000 lb.)
Construction
Sides: Wood Ends: Wood
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

Dalman-Andrews

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

Single sheathed sides and ends with wood outside bracing

6 Doors (3'x7') in side along bottom

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

41'-2" 8' 10'-9" 43'-8" 9'-2" 9'-9" 14'-2" 14'-5" 14'-5" 3' 7' - - 3556 100,000 lb.

Source:  The Official Railway Equipment Register - July 1956

 

Number in use
Disposition
Year Event Company GN Numbers New Numbers No. Repainted
             

Sources:

Various issues of The Official Railway Equipment Register

 

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