Re: stock car capacity


Guy Wilber
 

Gary Patrik wrote:

Can anyone tell me steam era approximate average standard 40' stock
car loadings (animals per car)  for: single deck - cattle; double deck - sheep or hogs?

From the archives:

The following covers both 36' and 40' cars. The runs represent; the number
of head/ average weight of animals.

CATTLE:

36' CAR; 60/300, 50/400, 42/500, 36/600, 33/700, 30/800, 27/900, 25/1000,
23/100, 22/1200, 21/1300, 19/1400

40' CAR; 67/300, 56/400, 46/500, 40/600, 37/700, 33/800, 30/900, 27/1000,
25/1100, 23/1200, 22/1300, 21/1400

HOGS:

36' CAR; 130/100, 115/125, 100/150, 89/175, 79/200, 73/225, 68/250, 62/275,
60/300, 57/325, 54/350, 48/400

40' CAR; 145/100, 127/125, 110/150, 98/175, 88/200, 81/225, 76/250, 69/275,
66/300, 64/325, 60/350, 54/400

(For DD cars; the number loaded on upper deck should be 8 to 10 head less
than number loaded on lower deck)

SHEEP:

SD 36' CAR; 150/50, 125/75, 105/100, 95/125, 85/150, 75/180
DD 36' CAR; 300/50, 250/75, 210/100, 190/125, 170/150, 150/180

SD 40' CAR; 165/50, 138/75, 116/100, 105/125, 94/150, 82/180
DD 40' CAR; 330/50, 276/75. 236/100, 210/125, 188/150, 164/180

(For DD cars; the number loaded on upper deck should be 8 to 10 head less
than number loaded on lower deck)

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 

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