Re: End Views – Reefers & Hopper At Swift & Company (Denver)


David Allen
 

Bob Chaparro offered the url:
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/34939/rec/38
showing cars at a Swift packing plant in Denver. One of the cars, UP 80768, is, I believe a ballast car - data below.

Be well, all; keep on shoveling.� Dave Allen

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UP_80853 ballast car dimensional data RyAge v32 1901
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Railway Age v32, 1901

Length over end sills ------------------ 40' 0"
Length inside of body ------------------ 32' 7 1/4"
Width over all -------------------------� 9' 4"
Width inside of body -------------------� 8' 8 1/2"
Height from rail to top of body --------� 8' 3"
Height to top of brake shaft -----------� 5' 5 1/4"
Height to top of center sill -----------� 3' 3 1/2"
Distance between truck centers --------- 31' 1"
Size of journals ----------------------- 5 1/2" x 10"
Wheel base of trucks -------------------� 5' 6"
Center of journals ---------------------� 6' 5"
Weight of car empty --------------------� 37,600 lbs.
Capacity loaded with coal -------------- 100,000 lbs.
Capacity loaded with ballast ----------- 110,000 lbs


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