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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 21

Covered Gondola cars - 1965


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions Deck Height Above Rail Bulkhead Thickness
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
See heavier Loading Footnote (3)
Length Width Height Length * Width Height
SP 329000 to 329007 8 2,252 139,000 80,300 139,700 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 54' 8" 10' 8" 11' 6" 3' 9" 11"
SP 329100 to 329199 98 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 54' 8" 10' 8" 10' 1" 3' 9' 11"
SP 329200 to 329209 ² 9 2,996 141,000 78,700 141,300 52' 9' 6" 6' 54' 8" 10' 8" 11' 6" 3' 9" 11"
SP 329300 to 329308 9 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 54' 8" 10' 8" 10' 1" 3' 9" 11"
SSW 71000 to 71174 ¹ 175 2,084 137,000 81,900 138,100 52' 5" 8' 10" 4' 6" 54' 2" 10' 6" 9' 4" 3' 9" 11"

Total No. Cars 299

  • ¹ Car SSW-71156 has 24" National 3-C Gliding Sill.
  • ¹ Car SSW-71173 has 20" Hydra-Cushion Underframe.

² Cars in this series have one full-sized bulkhead and three others approximately two-thirds inside height of cars.

³ Heavier loads are permitted when shipments move only on S.P. lines (including Cotton Belt) and certain connecting carriers. For information, contact your nearest S.P. Traffic representative.

* Coupled length may be obtained by adding 30" to outside lengths shown.


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