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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 21A

Covered Gondola cars - 1970


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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 329107 7 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 57' 2" 10' 8" 9' 8" 3' 9' 11"
SP 329108 to 329129 20 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 57' 2" 10' 8" 9' 6" 3' 9' 11"
SP 329130 to 329197 48 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 57' 2" 10' 8" 9' 5" 3' 9' 11"
SP 329200 to 329209 ² 9 2,996 141,000 78,700 141,300 52' 9' 6" 6' 57' 2" 10' 8" 11' 3' 9" 11"
SP 329300 to 329308 9 2,241 145,000 75,000 145,000 52' 5" 9' 6" 4' 6" 57' 2" 10' 8" 9' 5" 3' 9" 11"
SP 329400 1 3,243 125,000 94,300 125,700 65' 4" 7' 9" 6' 4" 70' 5" 9' 4" 11' 3" 3' 9' 11"
SP 329500 to 329521 22 2,165 170,000 92,400 170,600 52' 6" 8' 9" 4' 8" 60' 1" 10' 8" 10' 3" 3' 9' 11"
SSW 71000 to 71174 ¹ 169 2,084 137,000 81,900 138,100 52' 5" 8' 10" 4' 6" 56' 8" 10' 6" 9' 4" 3' 9" 11"
SSW 71175 to 71199 24 2,136 173,000 88,000 174,000 52' 6" 8' 10" 4' 7" 56' 9" 10' 8" 10' 3" 3' 9" 11"

Total No. Cars 317

  • 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.

* This dimension indicates coupled length of car.


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