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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 13

Flat cars Wood Decks - 1964


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Load Space Outside Dimensions Lading Strap Anchors
Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (1)
Deck
Length
Deck
Width
Deck Height
Above Rail
Length
(2)
Width
SP 540001 1 100,000 36,500 140,500 40' 10" 9' 4" 3' 11" 42' 2" 9' 10" NO
SP 540015 1 100,000 33,300 143,700 40' 10" 9' 4" 3' 11" 42' 2" 9' 10" NO
SP 540023
to 5400736
52 100,000 34,900 142,100 40' 10" 9' 4" 3' 11" 41' 10" 9' 10" NO
SP 540762
to 541160
35 100,000 35,000 142,000 40' 10" 9' 4" 3' 11" 41' 10" 10' 1" NO
SP 541193
to 541798
458 100,000 42,000 135,000 40' 10" 10' 6" 3' 10" 41' 6" 10' 6" NO
SP 550000
to 550388
66 100,000 41,800 135,200 50' 0" 8' 11" 3' 11" 50' 9" 9' 9" NO
SP 550393
to 550831
101 100,000 40,000 137,000 52' 0" 8' 11" 3' 11" 52' 9" 9' 9" YES
SP 560000 1 140,000 47,600 172,400 52' 0" 8' 11" 4' 0" 52' 9" 9' 9" NO
SP 560001
to 560124
102 140,000 52,000 168,000 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 10" 54' 2" 10' 8" YES
SP 560126
to 560423
262 140,000 50,300 169,700 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 10" 54' 2" 10' 8" YES
SP 560424
to 562852
2,108 140,000 57,400 162,600 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 10" 54' 2" 10' 6" YES
SP 562858
to 563812
954 140,000 60,000 160,000 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 7" 54' 2" 10' 6" YES
SP 563900
to 565044
1,143 140,000 53,700 166,300 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 9" 54' 1" 10' 6" YES
SP 580000
to 580121
122 140,000 58,600 161,400 60' 0" 10' 6" 4' 0" 60' 8" 10' 6" YES
SSW 81000
to 81547
57 80,000 35,600 106,400 42' 0" 9' 3" 3' 10" 42' 10" 10' 0" YES
SSW 83000
to 83049
50 140,000 54,600 165,400 54' 4" 10' 4" 3' 9" 55' 0" 10' 6" YES
SSW 85000
to 85124
103 100,000 50,600 126,400 53' 6" 10' 6" 3' 8" 54' 2" 10' 6" YES
SSW 85500
to 85549
50 140,000 68,600 151,400 60' 0" 10' 6" 3' 9" 60' 9" 10' 6" YES
  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.


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