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Southern Pacific Freight Car Specification Sheet 27A

HYDRA-CUSHION
Hy-Roof Box cars - 1969


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'Engineered' from Sheet 27 and the data from a photocopy of Sheet 27A


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SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Car Series
Numbers
SP & SSW
(Cotton Belt)
No.
of Cars
Capacity Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions Floor
Height
From
Rail
Single Door
(Sliding Centered)
Load
Protection
Devices
Cubic Feet Nominal
Pounds
Average
Light
Weight
Average
Load Limit
(1)
Length Width Height Length (2) Width Height Maximum
Width
Opening
Height
SP 227700 to 228199 500 6,089 147,000 72,200 147,800 50' 7" 9' 6" 12' 10" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 3' 8.375" 16' 0" (5) 12' 0" LSA (4)
SP 659000 1 4,713 110,000 57,900 119,100 40' 6" 9' 4" 12' 4" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF (3)
SP 659001 to 659005 5 4,625 110,000 54,400 122,600 40' 6" 9' 2" 12' 5" 48' 3" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF
SP 659006 to 659007 2 4,760 110,000 59,000 118,000 40' 6" 9' 5" 12' 4" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF (3)
SP 659008 to 659047 39 4,713 110,000 59,400 117,600 40' 6" 9' 4" 12' 4" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF (3)
SP 659048 to 659049 2 4,692 110,000 59,900 117,100 40' 6" 9' 4" 12' 4" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF
SP 659050 1 4,577 110,000 62,900 114,100 40' 6" 9' 5" 11' 11" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF-B
SP 659051 to 659052 2 4,695 110,000 62,700 114,300 40' 6" 9' 4" 12' 4" 47' 10" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF
SP 659100 to 659111 12 5,001 153,000 66,700 153,300 40' 6" 9' 6" 13' 0" 48' 0" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 12' 4" DF-B
SP 659500 to 659599 99 6,046 143,000 75,600 144,400 50' 5" 9' 6" 12' 7" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 0" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 11" CAR-PAC
SP 659600 to 659699 99 6,032 143,000 77,000 143,400 50' 5" 9' 6" 12' 7" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 0" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 11" LSA (4)
SSW 36000 to 36013 14 4,967 110,000 62,300 114,700 40' 6" 9' 4" 12' 5" 47' 9" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¾" 10' 6" 11' 9" DF
SSW 36014 to 36026 13 5,001 154,000 61,400 158,600 40' 6" 9' 6" 13' 0" 48' 0" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 12' 4" DF (3)
SSW 36027 to 36126 54 5,001 154,000 61,400 158,600 40' 6" 9' 6" 13' 0" 48' 0" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 12' 4" DF (3)
39 5,001 153,000 66,800 153,200 40' 6" 9' 6" 13' 0" 48' 0" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 12' 4" DF-B
6 4,935 152,000 68,000 152,000 40' 6" 9' 4" 13' 0" 48' 0" 10' 8" 16' 11" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 12' 4" CAR-PAC
SSW 61000 to 61149 141 6,032 143,000 77,000 143,000 50' 5" 9' 6" 12' 7" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 0" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 11" LSA (4)
7 6,032 143,000 75,600 144,400 50' 5" 9' 6" 12' 7" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 0" 3' 8 ¼" 10' 6" 11' 11" CAR-PAC
SSW 61150 to 61649 500 6,089 147,000 72,100 147,900 50' 7" 9' 6" 12' 10" 57' 11" 10' 8" 17' 0" 3' 8 3/8;" 16' 0" (5) 12' 0" LSA (4)
SSW 62600 to 62624 (7) 25 7,420 130,000 89,000 131,000 60' 8" 9' 6" 12' 10" 70' 5" 10' 8" 16' 9" 3' 8 9/16;" 10' 0" 12' 4" DF-B (6)

Total No. Cars 1,559

(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) Indicates coupled length of car.

(3) DF belt rails in doorway only.

(4) 'LSA' indicates lading strap anchors.

(5) These cars equipped with double plug-doors

(6) These cars have expandable DF bulkheads.

(7) These cars have Keystone cushion underframes.


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