Re: UP 175288 in 1938 - emigrants


Ed Hawkins
 


On Mar 9, 2019, at 8:31 AM, Paul Krueger <kruegerp12@...> wrote:

What kind of car was UP 175288 in 1938? I ran across some documentation (attached) that indicates this car was used to ship a carload of emigrants from Mitchell, SD to Enumclaw, WA in March 1938.

Paul,
The 7/38 ORER denotes UP 175000-175399 as 40-ton XA auto cars, 50’-3” IL, 10’ IH, 9’-2” IW, staggered doors 9’-11” width, A-end door 1.5’ x 1’, 4626 cu. ft., 389 cars in service.

A 1941 UP diagram specifies the cars as railroad class A-40-1, built by Standard Steel Car Co. in 1913, rebuilt in 1928, single-sheathed design with 4 vertical & diagonal exterior braces to left of door & 3 vertical & diagonal braces to right of door. Between the vertical braces nearest the ends were Interior diagonal braces. 

Other data from the diagram:
Inside length - 50’ 3 7/8” 
Inside height - 10’-0 5/8"
Door opening - 9’-11 7/8” clear, 10’-5 5/8” between door posts
Superstructure - wood & steel posts & braces outside
Underframe - steel riveted (line drawing shows fish-belly center sill)
Ends - steel Dreadnaught
Roof - Improved Piv. Flexible
Side doors - wood with steel frame, Camel fixtures
Hand brake - Ajax
Trucks - Andrews side frames
Wheels - cast iron

Regards,
Ed Hawkins



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