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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 25

MULTI-LEVEL AUTOPACK CARS - 1965

Tri-level & Bi-level - Cushion Devices


Page 1

'Engineered' from Sheet 25A and the data from a photocopy of Sheet 25


Page 2

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)

No.
of Cars
Capacity Deck Space Deck Height
Above Rail
Outside Dimensions
Type of
Car
Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight *
Average
Load Limit **
Length Minimum
Width
(1st) (2nd) (3rd) Length Width Height
SP 510500
to 510599
99 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 7" 8' 10" 14' 0" 89' 8" 10' 1" 17' 10" Tri-Level
1 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 4" -- 92' 4" 10' 1" 14' 2" Bi-Level
SP 510600
to 510649
15 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 8" 8' 9" 14' 1" 89' 8" 10' 1" 17' 11" Tri-Level
34 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 4" -- 89' 8" 10' 1" 14' 2" Bi-Level
SP 511000
to 511049
47 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 8" 8' 11" 14' 1" 89' 8" 10' 1" 17' 11" Tri-Level
3 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 1" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511050
to 511099
2 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 8" 8' 9" 14' 1" 89' 8" 10' 1" 17' 10" Tri-Level
48 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 1" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511100
to 511256
144 140,000 59,000 161,000 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 8" 8' 9" 13' 11" 89' 8" 10' 3" 17' 8" Tri-Level
12 140,000 59,000 161,000 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511257
to 511299
3 140,000 59,000 161,000 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 8' 10" 14' 1" 89' 8" 10' 3" 17' 10" Tri-Level
40 140,000 59,000 161,000 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 8" 10' 2" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 0" Bi-Level
SP 511300
to 511321
4 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 8' 11" 14' 1" 89' 8" 10' 3" 17' 11" Tri-Level
18 100,000 53,600 123,400 89' 0" 7' 4" O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 514008
to 514010
3 135,000 78,400 136,200 89' 0" 8' 7" 3' 4" 11' 6" -- 93' 0" 10' 4" 16' 10" Bi-Level
SP 515000
to 515024 §
25 154,000 65,400 154,600 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 5" 8' 8" 13' 10" 89' 8" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SP 515025
to 515049 §
25 154,000 65,400 154,600 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 10' 4" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 7" Bi-Level
SP 515050
to 515099 §
50 130,000 97,200 135,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 5" 8' 9" 14' 0" 89' 8" 10' 0" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SSW 82600
to 82649
16 140,000 66,400 153,600 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 9' 1" 14' 4" 89' 8" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
2 140,000 66,400 153,600 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 9' 0" 14' 3" 89' 8" 10' 3" 18' 1" Tri-Level
28 140,000 66,400 153,600 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
4 140,000 66,400 153,600 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 11' 0" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 9" Bi-Level
SSW 82700
to 82724
7 140,000 61,100 158,900 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 9' 1" 14' 4" 89' 8" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
18 140,000 61,100 158,900 89' 0" 7' 4"O 3' 9" 10' 3" -- 89' 8" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SSW 82885
to 82894
9 130,000 61,400 134,600 85' 0" 7' 8" 3' 9" 8' 10" 13' 11" 85' 8" 10' 2" 14' 6" Tri-Level
SSW 84400
to 84549
148 130,000 63,400 134,600 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 9' 1" 14' 4" 89' 8" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
2 130,000 63,400 134,600 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 11' 0" -- 89' 8" 9' 3" 14' 10" Bi-Level
SSW 84550
to 84553
4 120,000 53,000 143,000 89' 0" 7' 8" 3' 3" 8' 7" 13' 10" 89' 11" 9' 4" 17' 8" Tri-Level
SSW 84554
to 84583
15 130,000 63,300 134,700 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 11' 0" -- 89' 8" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
13 130,000 63,300 134,700 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 10' 4" -- 89' 8" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
2 130,000 63,300 134,700 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 9' 2" -- 89' 8" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
SSW 84584
to 84633 §
50 130,000 63,800 134,200 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 89' 8" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SSW 84634
to 84683 §
50 130,000 66,700 131,300 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 89' 8" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level

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

* Maximum load limit of upper decks (B & C) is 35,000 pounds per deck.

** not certain of text

O 7' 4" is width of the bottom deck. Width of upper decks is 8' 2".

§ possible text: Cars SP 515510-515174 and SSW 84734-84783 are equipped with Freight Saver cushioning, cars SP 515175-515194 have FreightMaster cushioning.

When 7' 5" or 7' 8" is width of bottom deck, width of upper decks is 8' 4"

Possible text: Cars are equipped with FreightMaster cushioning.

not certain of text

possible text: Cars are in station wagon body service


Notes from Sheet 25A

  1. Maximum axle load of each deck on all cars listed is 5,000 pounds -- except cars SP 514008-414010 which can accept a 7,000 pound axle load.

  2. 40,000 lbs. is maximum Deck B load limit when deck height above rail is 10' 10" or below. If deck height above rail is 10' 11" to 12' 7", load limit is 30,000 lbs. Above 12' 7", deck load limit becomes 20,000 pounds.

  3. Load limit when Deck B is to be loaded to capacity. If Deck B load is below capacity of deck (by 10,000 pounds for example), then Deck A load limit may be increased by 10,000 pounds to 71,500 pounds. If Deck B is not loaded at all, Deck A load limit increases accordingly to a maximum 123,500 pounds

  4. 57,000 lbs. is the maximum Deck B load limit at 10' 7". At 11' 6", load limit decreases to 52,000 lbs.

  5. Load limit when upper decks are to be loaded to capacity. If upper decks are loaded below capacity (by 10,000 pounds for example), Deck A load limit may be increased by 10,000 pounds. If upper decks are unused, Deck A load limit may be increased by 40,000 pounds (maximum).

  6. When Deck A is 7' 4", upper decks have width of 8' 2". When 7' 5" or 7' 8" are shown, upper decks are 8' 4". When Deck A is 8' 4" or 8' 7", upper decks are also 8' 4" and 8' 7".

  7. Indicates coupled length of car

  8. Cars are equipped with Hydra-Cushion underframes.

  9. Cars are equipped with FreightMaster cushioning.

  10. Cars SP 515510-515174 and SSW 84734-84783 are equipped with Freight Saver cushioning, cars SP 515175-515194 have FreightMaster cushioning.


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