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GN 79850-79983 Woodchip Cars

 

General data

Presumed as-built paint and lettering-style

  

GREAT

NORTHERN

 

79850-79983

 

 

40'

Woodchip Car

 

 

AFE ...

 

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Builder:

Great Northern

Built:

1939

No. built:

134

Conv. from:

37750-37999 Automobile boxcar

(Blt. 1917)

AAR code:

 

Plate:

 

Empty WT:

 
Construction
Sides: Wood Ends: Wood
Frame: Steel

Trucks and brakes

79850-79899 Arch bar

79900-79946 Cast steel

79947-79983 Arch bar

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

Converted by removing roof and filling in door-opening

5 Doors in side:

2x 38" - 1x 60" - 2x 38" Wide

79850-79899: along centerline

79900-79983: 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

39'-9" 9'-0" 10' 44'-2 1/8"                   3577 80,000 lb.

Source:  GNRHS Reference Sheet 201 (relevant data taken from 37750-37999 automobile boxcar diagram)

 

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

Sources:

GNRHS Reference Sheet 201 & 250

 

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Additional photo sources

Car No.

Page Book Author

79921

79983

179

Lines East - Second Edition

Patrick C. Dorin

79921

79983

11

GNRHS Reference Sheet #250

Clive S. Carter

79921

79983

212 The Great Northern Railway, A History

Ralph W. Hidy, Muriel E. Hidy,

Roy V. Scott and Don L. Hofsommer

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