Re: Grain capy

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>

The general rule that I learned years ago was 2,000 bushels of wheat in a nominal 50-ton boxcar, 1,500 to 1,600 bushels of wheat in a 40-ton car.

I don't know about other roads' cars, but CN 40' steel box cars had wheat, oat, and barley loading reference lines stencilled on the boards lining the inside of the car.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "Kurt Laughlin" <fleeta@...> wrote:

A bushel is measure of volume, so at 1 US bushel = 1.2445 cubic feet, you can figure it out for any car or any grain. Converting to pounds will depend on the grain.


----- Original Message -----
From: Clark and Eileen
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Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 2:17 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Grain capy

Anyone know the bushel capacity of a box car? I know they had grain lines inside, but I know a guy wanting to know the bushels of wheat a car could hold.

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