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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 8

Airslide Covered Hoppers - 1964


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Outside Dimensions Loading Hatches Unloading Outlets Type of Car (3)
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Length (2) Width Height Pneumatic Gravity
No. Size No. Size Location No. Size Location
SP 403000
to 403014
15 2,600 140,000 57,400 162,600 39' 6" 10' 8" 14' 6" 6 20" Dia. 2 9" x 12" 1 Each Side Airslide
SP 403015
to 403024
10 3,500 140,000 66,800 153,200 50' 9" 10' 8" 14' 6" 10 20" Dia. 6 6" Dia. 3 Each Side 6 9" x 12" 3 Each Side Dry-Flo
SP 403050
to 403079
30 3,600 140,000 66,100 153,900 51' 3" 10' 8" 14' 6" 10 20" Dia. 4 9" x 12" 2 Each Side Airslide
SP 404000
to 404049
50 4,180 188,000 73,800 189,200 50' 8" 10' 8" 14' 6" 10 20" Dia. 4 9" x 12" 2 Each Side Airslide
SSW 76800
to 76849
46 3,500 190,000 71,900 191,100 50' 9" 10' 8" 14' 5" 10 20" Dia. 6 6" Dia. 3 Each Side 6 9" x 12" 3 Each Side Dry-Flo
SSW 76850
to 76864 (4)
15 3,500 190,000 72,800 190,200 50' 9" 10' 7" 14' 5" 10 20" Dia. 4 6" Dia. 2 Each Side 6 6" x 6" 3 Each Side Dry-Flo (4)
SSW 76865
to 76884
20 3,500 190,000 72,800 190,200 50' 9" 10' 7" 14' 5" 10 20" Dia. 6 6" Dia. 3 Each Side 6 9" x 12" 3 Each Side Dry-Flo
SSW 79500
to 79524
25 2,600 140,000 55,600 164,400 39' 5" 10' 8" 14' 5" 6 20" Dia. 2 9 5/8" x 9 5/8" 1 Each Side Airslide
SSW 79700
to 79774
75 4,180 190,000 73,400 189,600 50' 8" 10' 8" 14' 5" 10 20" Dia. 4 9 5/8" x 9 5/8" 2 Each Side Airslide

Total No. of Cars 286

  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. Coupled length may be obtained by adding 30" to the outside lengths shown.

  3. Interior of all cars coated for edible or chemical loading.

  4. These cars equipped with Dia-Flo pneumatic unloading device for handling selected types of lading.


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