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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 1A

Hydra-Cushion Box cars - 1966


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Floor Height From Rail Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions Door Opening Load Protection Devices
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Length Width Height Length (2) Width Height Max. Width Max. Height
SP 672000
to 672599
581 4,644 140,000 78,200 141,800 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 672600
to 672699 (3)
97 4,644 135,000 82,600 137,400 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 672700 to 672899 196 4,644 140,000 79,600 140,400 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 672900 to 672949 48 4,644 139,000 79,400 140,600 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 672950 to 673199 248 4,574 139,000 79,400 140,600 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 2" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" DF
SP 673200 to 673798 588 4,644 140,000 75,100 144,900 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 56' 2" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 673800 to 674099 295 4,644 140,000 73,000 147,000 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 6" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 674100 to 674299 (3) 199 4,644 140,000 76,700 143,300 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 1" 10' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 674300 to 674499 (3) 198 5,050 179,000 81,900 181,100 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 4" 10' 0" 10' 0" Car-Pac
SP 674500 to 674699 (3) 184 4,644 179,000 81,900 181,100 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 1" 10' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SP 674700 to 674799 (3) 100 5,050 179,000 82,600 180,400 3' 10 ½" 50' 2" 9' 4" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 4" 10' 0" 10' 0" Car-Pac
SP 697000 to 697099 100 4,644 140,000 77,700 142,300 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" "C" (5)
SP 697500 to 697699 198 4,644 140,000 73,000 147,000 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 6" 10' 8" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" DF-B
SP 697700 to 697898 198 4,618 140,000 74,000 146,000 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 3" 9' 10" 57' 6" 10' 8" 15' 1" 10' 0" (6) 9' 3" DF-B (4)
SSW 21000
to 21099 (3)
99 4,644 136,000 83,400 136,600 4' 0 ½" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 6" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SSW 21100 to 21199 97 4,644 144,000 74,500 145,500 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 55' 11" 10' 6" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SSW 21200 to 21299 100 4,644 143,000 77,000 143,000 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SSW 21300 to 21499 193 4,644 145,000 74,500 145,500 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 1" 9' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SSW 21500 to 21599 (3) 100 4,644 181,000 81,200 181,800 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 4" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 1" 10' 0" 9' 3" Car-Pac
SSW 21600 to 21799 (3) 199 5,050 181,000 81,900 181,100 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 4" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 4" 10' 0" 10' 0" Car-Pac
SSW 27500 to 27514 15 4,610 145,000 74,700 145,300 4' 0 ¾" 50' 2" 9' 3" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 1" 10' 0" 9' 4" DF-B (4)
SSW 27515 to 27614 100 4,610 145,000 74,700 145,300 4' 0 ¾" 50' 2" 9' 3" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 6" 15' 1" 10' 0" 9' 4" DF-B (4)
SSW 30025 to 30049 25 3,372 100,000 74,400 102,600 4' 2" 40' 6" 9' 2" 9' 1" 46' 10" 10' 8" 15' 0" 8' 0" 8' 7" "C" (5)

(1) Heavier loads are permitted when shipments move only on Southern Pacific lines (including Cotton Belt) and certain connecting carriers. For information, contact your nearest Southern Pacific Traffic representative.

(2) Indicates coupled length of car (lengths shown are 30" longer than on previous specification sheet).

(3) Cars have heavy duty floors to permit loading of tin plate coils.

(4) Cars are also equipped with adjustable sidewall fillers.

(5) "C" indicates Comparmentizer bulkheads.

(6) Cars have staggered doors.


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Floor Height From Rail Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions Door Opening Load Protection Devices
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Length Width Height Length (2) Width Height Max. Width Max. Height
SP 692800
to 693349 (8)
550 4,960 140,000 78,700 141,300 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 2" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 14' 0" 10' 0" DF-B
SP 697900
to 698199
300 4,604 135,000 78,500 141,500 4' 0 ¾" 50' 1" 9' 3" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 1" 16' 0" 9' 3" DF-B (9)
SSW 25000
to 25383
384 4,960 140,000 78,200 141,800 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 2" 10' 8" 5' 77" 10' 8" 15' 4" 14' 0" 10' 0" DF-B
SSW 25384
to 25583 (10)
200 4,960 140,000 78,200 141,800 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 2" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 14' 0" 10' 0" (10)
SSW 27615
to 27714
100 4,610 140,000 78,500 141,500 4' 0¾" 50' 2" 9' 3" 9' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 1" 16' 0" 9' 4" DF-B
SSW 27715
to 27814 (8)
98 4,610 140,000 78,700 141,300 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 3" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 14' 0" 10' 0" LD (11)
SSW 27815
to 27836
22 4,960 139,000 80,300 139,700 3' 10½" 50' 2" 9' 3" 10' 8" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 14' 0" 10' 0" DF-B

Total No. Cars 5,812

(7) All double door cars are equipped with adjustable sidewall fillers.

(8) Cars SP 693100-129 and SSW 27791-94 have heater hooks.

(9) Cars SP ... are marked "LD" and have Preco one-piece bulkheads.

(10) Cars will be delivered in September-October, 1966, and will be equipped with one-piece bulkheads.

(11) These "LD" cars have Equipco one-piece bulkheads.


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