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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 11A

Hydra-Cushion Flat cars - 1967


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Load Space Outside Dimensions Type of Deck Special Equipment
Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
(1)
Length Width Length (2) Width Deck
Height Above Rail
SP 514001
to 514007
7 137,000 81,800 138,200 (3) 89' 0" 8' 2" 95' 6" 9' 9" 3' 4" Steel Saddle Mount
SP 597000
to 597009
10 200,000 61,900 201,100 (4) 47' 6" 10' 6" 54' 1" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors (5)
SP 598300 1 140,000 64,800 155,200 53' 6" 10' 6" 60' 0" 10' 8" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SP 598301
to 598350
32 140,000 68,200 151,800 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 6" 10' 8" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SP 598351
to 598400
38 150,000 69,200 150,800 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 6" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SP 599500
to 599504
5 137,000 81,800 138,200 (3) 89' 0" 8' 7" 95' 6" 9' 9" 3' 4" Steel Saddle Mount
SSW 84000
to 84004
5 140,000 78,700 141,300 (3) 89' 0" 8' 7" 95' 6" 9' 9" 3' 4" Steel Saddle Mount
SSW 84005
to 84009
5 140,000 72,500 147,500 (3) 89' 0" 8' 3" 95' 6" 9' 9" 3' 4" Steel Saddle Mount
SSW 84010
to 84034
25 140,000 75,700 144,300 (3) 89' 0" 8' 3" 95' 8" 10' 4" 3' 4" Steel Saddle Mount
SSW 85600
to 85649
50 140,000 68,200 151,800 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 6" 10' 8" 3' 9" Wood (6) Lading Strap Anchors
SSW 86000
to 86061 (7)
62 154,000 62,900 157,100 89' 0" 9' 0" 93' 6" 9' 9" 3' 6" Steel Body Frame Mount

Total No. of Cars 259

  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.

  3. Maximum load is 66,000 pounds when load is evenly distributed over 18' at center of car. Load limit increases to 115,000 pounds when load is evenly distributed between bolsters. Stenciled load limit (or heavier, see footnote (1)) is allowable when load is distributed over full length of car.

  4. Maximum load is 114,000 pounds when load is evenly distributed over 8' at center of car. Stenciled load limit (or heavier, see footnote (1)) is allowable when load is distributed over full length of car.

  5. Eight cars are additionally equipped for handling missile motor segments.

  6. Sixteen cars are equipped with steel decks to handle truck frames.

  7. Cars are equipped with FreightMaster Cushioning.


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