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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 9

70 ton Covered Hoppers - 1964


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Outside Dimensions Loading Hatches Unloading Outlets
Gravity
Interior Lining (3)
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Length (2) Width Height No. Size No. Size Location
SP 400012
to 400024
13 2,375 140,000 56,500 163,500 32' 3" 10' 3" 13' 9" 8 36" x 36" 4 5' 6" x 20"
or 12" (4)
2 Each Side None
SP 400025
to 400224
200 1,958 140,000 51,600 168,400 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 0" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 57 Cars
SP 400225
to 400424
198 1,958 140,000 50,300 169,700 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 2" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 53 Cars
SP 400425
to 400599
175 1,958 140,000 50,200 169,800 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 0" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 41 Cars
SP 400600
to 400749
149 1,958 140,000 51,900 168,100 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 0" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 12 Cars
SP 400750
to 401099
312 2,893 140,000 62,300 157,700 47' 1" 10' 3" 13' 2" 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 3 Each Side None
25 2,893 140,000 62,300 157,700 47' 1" 10' 3" 13' 2" 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" (5) 3 Each Side 25 Cars
9 3,307 140,000 63,300 156,700 47' 1" 10' 3" 14' 3" 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" (5) 3 Each Side 9 Cars
SP 401100
to 401549
448 2,003 140,000 50,800 169,200 35' 3" 10' 3" 13' 3" 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 69 Cars
SP 401550
to 401749
198 1,958 140,000 52,900 167,100 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 0" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 14 Cars
SP 401751
to 401823
73 1,958 140,000 51,300 168,700 35' 3" 10' 2" 13' 1" 8 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 9 Cars
SP 401825
to 402047
207 2,893 140,000 61,600 158,400 47' 1" 10' 3" 13' 3" 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 3 Each Side 21 Cars
SP 402048
to 402297
249 2,003 140,000 52,300 167,700 35' 3" 10' 3" 13' 2" 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side None
SSW 76000
to 76074
75 2,765 140,000 56,900 163,100 45' 10" 10' 2" 12' 11" 10 36" x 36" 6 13" x 24" 3 Each Side 38 Cars
SSW 76075
to 76149
75 2,893 140,000 61,200 158,800 47' 1" 10' 3" 13' 2" 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 3 Each Side 30 Cars
SSW 77000
to 77074
73 1,958 140,000 50,100 169,900 35' 3" 9' 7" 12' 10" 10 36" x 36" 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 38 Cars
SSW 77075
to 77199
124 2,003 140,000 50,900 169,100 35' 3" 10' 3" 13' 2" 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 2 Each Side 51 Cars

Total No. of Cars 2,603

  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 lining indicates interiors are coated for edible or chemical loading.
    Individual cars are so marked.

  4. Major door (20") opens away from rail, auxiliary door (12") opens toward rail.

  5. Cars are also equipped with pneumatic unloading outlets - 6 outlets on each side of car, 4½" in diameter.


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