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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 9A

70 ton Covered Hoppers - 1968


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Loading Hatches Unloading Outlets
Gravity
Outside Dimensions Interior Lining
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
No. Size No. Opening Height from Rail Length (Coupled) Width Height
SP 400012
to 400024
11 2,375 154,000 56,500 163,500 8 3' x 3' 4 5' 6" x 20"
or 12" (2)
13" 34' 9" 10' 3" 13' 9" None
SP 400025
to 400224
198 1,958 154,000 51,600 168,400 8 3' x 36' 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 2" 13' 0" 57 Cars
SP 400225
to 400424
194 1,958 154,000 50,300 169,700 8 3' x 3' 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 2" 13' 2" 50 Cars
SP 400425
to 400749
311 1,958 154,000 51,400 168,600 8 3' x 3' 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 2" 13' 2" 50 Cars
SP 400750
to 401099
310 2,893 1540,000 62,300 157,700 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 7" 10' 3" 13' 2" 50
25 2,893 154,000 62,300 157,700 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" (3) 8" 49' 7" 10' 3" 13' 2" 25 Cars
8 3,307 154,000 63,300 156,700 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" (3) 8" 49' 7" 10' 3" 14' 3" 8 Cars
SP 401100
to 401549
440 2,003 154,000 50,800 169,200 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 3" 13' 3" 79 Cars
SP 401550
to 401824
297 1,958 154,000 51,800 168,200 8 3' x 3' 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 2" 13' 1" 35 Cars
SP 401825
to 402047
221 2,893 154,000 61,600 158,400 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 7" 10' 3" 13' 3" 21 Cars
SP 402048
to 402297
248 2,003 154,000 52,300 167,700 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 10' 3" 13' 2" None
SP 402300
to 402312
13 3,050 110,000 (4) 46,200 130,800 10 2' x 2' 2 13" x 12" 13" 43' 8" 10' 4" 12' 11" None
SSW 76000
to 76074
75 2,765 154,000 56,900 163,100 10 3' x 3' 6 13" x 24" 9" 48' 4" 10' 2" 12' 11" 38 Cars
SSW 76075
to 76149
75 2,893 154,000 61,200 158,800 10 30" Dia. 6 13" x 24" 8" 49' 7" 10' 3" 13' 2" 30 Cars
SSW 77000
to 77074
73 1,958 154,000 50,100 169,900 8 3' x 3' 4 13" x 24" 8" 37' 9" 9' 7" 12' 10" 38 Cars
SSW 77075
to 77199
124 2,003 154,000 50,900 169,100 8 30" Dia. 4 13" x 24" 37' 9" 10' 3" 13' 2" 8" 51 Cars

Total No. of Cars 2,593

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

  3. These 33 cars only are equipped with pneumatic unloading outlets, 4½" in diameter. Hopper openings are 13" x 24", but lading must flow around pneumatic device in hopper (see Fig.2). Working flow area is 130 square inches.

  4. These 13 cars only have 50 ton capacity.


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