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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 25A

Tri-level and Bi-level
Auto-Pack cars - 1966
Autoracks


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

No.
of Cars
Maximum Load Limit
Each Deck (1)
Deck Space Deck Height
Above Rail
Outside Dimensions
Type of
Car
Deck A
(1st)
Deck B
(2nd)
Deck C
(3rd)
Length Width (6)
Deck A
A
(1st)
B
(2nd)
C
(3rd)
Length (7) Width Height
SP 510500
to 510599
99 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 7" 8' 10" 14' 0" 92' 4" 10' 1" 17' 10" Tri-Level
1 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 4" ----- 92' 4" 10' 1" 14' 2" Bi-Level
SP 510600
to 510649
15 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 8" 8' 9" 14' 1" 92' 4" 10' 1" 17' 10" Tri-Level
34 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 4" ----- 92' 4" 10' 1" 14' 2" Bi-Level
SP 511000
to 511049
47 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 8' 11" 14' 1" 92' 4" 10' 1" 17' 10" Tri-Level
3 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 4" 10' 1" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511050
to 511099
2 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 8' 11" 14' 1" 92' 4" 10' 1" 17' 11" Tri-Level
48 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 4" 10' 1" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511100
to 511256
144 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 8" 8' 9" 13' 11" 92' 4" 10' 3" 17' 8" Tri-Level
12 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 4" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 511257
to 511299
3 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 8' 10" 14' 1" 92' 4" 10' 3" 17' 10" Tri-Level
40 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 8" 10' 2" ----- 92' 4" 10' 3" 14' 0" Bi-Level
SP 511300
to 511321
3 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 8' 11" 14' 1" 92' 4" 10' 3" 17' 11" Tri-Level
19 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 4" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SP 514008
to 514010 (8)
3 56,500 (3) 57,000 (4) ----- 89' 0" 8' 7" 3' 4" 10' 7" ----- 95' 6" 10' 4" 16' 10" Bi-Level
SP 515000
to 515024 (9)
1 83,900 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 5" 8' 8" 13' 10" 93' 6" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level

SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR FOOTNOTES


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Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)

No.
of Cars
Maximum Load Limit
Each Deck (1)
Deck Space Deck Height
Above Rail
Outside Dimensions
Type of
Car
Deck A
(1st)
Deck B
(2nd)
Deck C
(3rd)
Length Width (6)
Deck A
A
(1st)
B
(2nd)
C
(3rd)
Length (7) Width Height
SP 515025
to 515049 (9)
25 93,900 (5) 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 10' 4" ----- 93' 6" 10' 3" 14' 7" Bi-Level
SP 515025
to 515049 (9)
50 64,900 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 5" 8' 9" 14' 0" 93' 4" 10' 0" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SP 515100
to 515149 (9)
50 85,700 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 13' 10" 93' 6" 9' 11" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SP 515150
to 515194 (10)
45 86,400 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 93' 6" 9' 9" 17' 7" Tri-Level
SP 515195
to 515249 (9)
55 53,700 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 2' 8" 7' 8" 12' 10" 93' 5" 9' 10" 17' 1" Tri-Level
(Lo-Dek)
SSW 82600
to 82649
17 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 9' 1" 14' 4" 92' 2" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
1 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 9' 0" 14' 3" 92' 2" 10' 3" 18' 1" Tri-Level
30 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 2" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
2 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 11' 0" ----- 92' 2" 10' 3" 14' 9" Bi-Level
SSW 82700
to 82724
7 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 9' 1" 14' 4" 92' 2" 10' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
18 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 4" 3' 9" 10' 3" ----- 92' 2" 10' 3" 14' 1" Bi-Level
SSW 82885
to 82894
9 35,000 20,000 20,000 85' 0" 7' 8" 3' 9" 8' 10" 13' 11" 88' 2" 10' 2" 14' 6" Tri-Level
SSW 84400
to 84549
148 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 9' 1" 14' 4" 92' 2" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
2 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 11' 0" ----- 92' 2" 9' 3" 14' 10" Bi-Level
SSW 84550
to 84553
4 35,000 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 7' 8" 3' 3" 8' 7" 13' 10" 92' 5" 9' 4" 17' 8" Tri-Level
(Lo-Dek)
SSW 84554
to 84583
15 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 11' 0" ----- 92' 2" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
13 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 10' 4" ----- 92' 2" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
2 40,000 40,000 (2) ----- 89' 0" 7' 5" 3' 10" 9' 2" ----- 92' 2" 9' 3" 14' 6" Bi-Level
SSW 84584
to 84633
50 64,000 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 93' 6" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SSW 84634
to 84683
50 60,600 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 92' 2" 9' 3" 18' 2" Tri-Level
SSW 84684
to 84733 (9)
50 53,900 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 3" 8' 7" 13' 10" 92' 5" 10' 2" 17' 8" Tri-Level
(Lo-Dek)
SSW 84684
to 84733 (10)
50 86,400 (5) 20,000 20,000 89' 0" 8' 4" 3' 6" 8' 9" 14' 0" 93' 6" 9' 9" 17' 7" Tri-Level
  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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