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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 11B

Hydra-Cushion Flat cars - 1970


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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 (5) 47' 6" 10' 6" 54' 1" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors (4)
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 598349
39 140,000 68,200 151,800 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 6" 10' 8" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SP 598351
to 598400
39 150,000 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
SP 599600
to 599619
20 149,000 69,900 150,100 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 7" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Tie-Downs (7)
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 85400
to 85449
50 149,000 69,600 150,400 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 7" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SSW 85450
to 85489
40 143,000 75,600 144,400 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 7" 10' 6" 3' 11" Wood Tie-Downs (7)
SSW 85490
to 85499
10 149,000 69,600 150,400 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 7" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SSW 85550
to 85599
50 150,000 68,700 151,300 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 7" 10' 6" 3' 9" Wood Lading Strap Anchors
SSW 85600
to 85649
49 140,000 68,200 151,800 60' 0" 10' 6" 66' 6" 10' 8" 3' 9" Wood (6) Lading Strap Anchors

Total No. of Cars 356

  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 ft. 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. Eight cars are equipped for handling missile motor segments: SP 597000 to 597005 and 597008 and 597009.

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

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

  7. Cars are equipped with tie-downs to handle shipments of heavy equipment or farm equipment.


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