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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 3A

NON-INSULATED
Hydra-Cushion Box cars - 1966


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions Floor Height From Rails 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 Door Arrangement
SP 222000
to 222499
500 5,243 152,000 68,000 (3) 152,000 (3) 50' 7" 9' 6" 10' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 3' 8¼" 16' 0" 10' 3" Double Plug (Centered) LSA (9)
SP 650830 1 4,895 100,000 68,000 109,000 50' 6" 9' 2" 10' 6" 55' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8¼" 8' 0" 9' 10" Single Sliding (Centered) DF
SP 650831 1 4,909 100,000 71,100 105,900 50' 6" 9' 2" 10' 6" 54' 4" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 7¼" 8' 0" 9' 10" Single Sliding (Centered) DF
SP 651400
to 651746
320 4,895 100,000 68,300 108,700 50' 6" 9' 2" 10' 6" 55' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8¼" 8' 0" 9' 11" Single Sliding Door DF
SP 655001
to 6550044
37 4,961 140,000 76,400 143,600 50' 6" 9' 2" 10' 7" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 2" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 10' 0" Double Sliding (Centered) DF
SP 655045 1 4,849 146,000 73,600 146,000 50' 5" 9' 2" 10' 5" 57' 8" 10' 8" 15' 0" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 10" Double Sliding (Centered) DF
SP 656000
to 656199
200 5,022 148,000 70,100 149,900 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 7" 57' 6" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8¼" 10' 0" 10' 0" Single Sliding (Centered) Car-Pac
SP 660000
to 660055
48 4,982 110,000 65,700 111,300 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 6" 56' 3" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 9" Plug and Sliding (Staggered) LSA (9)
SP 662000
(5) to 662199
161 5,022 140,000 64,800 155,200 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 7" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 2" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 10' 0" Double Sliding (Centered) LSA (9)
SP 662200
to 662399
198 4,923 152,000 65,700 154,300 50' 5" 9' 4" 10' 5" 57' 10" 10' 8" 15' 0" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 10" Double Sliding (Centered) LSA (9)
SP 663000
(6) to 663099
94 4,952 140,000 68,200 151,800 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 6" 57' 10" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 10" Plug and Sliding (Staggered) LSA (9)
SP 667000 1 5,006 140,000 72,200 147,800 50' 6" 9' 3" 10' 7" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 2" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 10' 0" Double Sliding (Centered) Car-Pac
SP 669001
to 669020
20 4,982 110,000 63,200 113,800 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 6" 55' 9" 10' 8" 15' 1" 3' 8¼" 8' 0" 9' 11" Single Sliding (Centered) SEL (7)
SSW 60000
to 60099
100 4,952 140,000 68,000 152,000 50' 6" 9' 4" 10' 6" 57' 8" 10' 7" 15' 1" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 9" Plug and Sliding (Staggered) None (8)
SSW 60100
to 60149
50 4,927 152,000 65,700 154,300 50' 5" 9' 4" 10' 5" 57' 8" 10' 8" 15' 0" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 9' 10" Double Sliding (Centered) LSA (9)
SSW 60150
to 60349
200 5,243 152,000 68,000 (3) 152,000 (3) 50' 7" 9' 6" 10' 10" 57' 7" 10' 8" 15' 4" 3' 8½" 16' 0" 10' 3" Double Plug (Centered) LSA (9)

Total No. Cars 1,932

(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) Figures in this column indicate coupled length of cars (hence lengths shown are 30" longer than on original specification sheet No.3).

(3) Average light weight and load limit are estimated. Cars will be delivered between June and October 1966

(4) Cars 660050 - 055 have DF-B Bulkheads.

(5) Six cars in this series have end doors.

(6) Four cars in this series have end doors.

(7) 'SEL' stands for 'Sparton Easy Loaders', a gate and crossbeam protection system somewhat similar to DF and Car-Pac.

(8) Car 60013 has doorbars and sidewall fillers, and car 60086 is DF equipped.

(9) 'LSA' indicates cars have lading strap anchors.



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