Re: Car capy and LO's

Guy Wilber

In a message dated 4/30/01 12:49:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
brockm@... writes:

<< Now, why put Capacity on the car if it can be exceeded? How should I know?

The nominal capacity was stenciled on freight cars which corresponded to the
listings in the ORER. It would have been impossible to print all "true"
capacities in the ORER though for many years various railroad entries noted
the allowance of loading 10% higher than the nominal capacity. As the axle
loading increased the AAR mandated the additional LD LMT stencil. This
allowed shippers to know the actual loading capacity of an individual freight


Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada

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