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Date: 10/16/20 06:38
freight car Friday Coil car
Author: jefflocal

            Caught this neat old BN Coil car heading up the Willamette valley last weekend. It has a build date of 1994 so just  before
          it became BNSF. I suppose there are still quite a few running around but I thought it was an interesting catch. Looking at the
          load limit on these is kind of an eye opener. 238,000 pounds would be the equivalent of about 3 tractor trailers if I'm not mistaken.
          That's a heck of a load for what looks like a fairly small car. I knew those coils were heavy but wow. 
               Have a good day,
                Jeff






Date: 10/16/20 11:25
Re: freight car Friday Coil car
Author: jst3751

jefflocal Wrote:
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>             Caught this neat old BN Coil car
> heading up the Willamette valley last weekend. It
> has a build date of 1994 so just  before

1994 is old?

>           load limit on these is kind of an
> eye opener. 238,000 pounds would be the equivalent
> of about 3 tractor trailers if I'm not mistaken.

Average interstate legal maximum load for steel is 47,000. (based upon truck, trailer and equipment weight)
The rig I used to drive could legally haul 51,900 of steel per interstate regulations. (Specially spec'd for maximum weight payload)



Date: 10/16/20 19:29
Re: freight car Friday Coil car
Author: ChrisCampi

Those short cars are really neat. Saw a train full of them hit the diamonds at Stockton tower once. What a beautiful racket!



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