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Date: 06/22/22 07:51
What is this UP car?
Author: atsf5701

Saw this car in Salem, Oregon recently. What is it?

Thanks!






Date: 06/22/22 07:58
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: 4451Puff

Looks like one of the several variations of a rolled steel car.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/22 07:59 by 4451Puff.



Date: 06/22/22 09:32
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: atsf121

4451Puff Wrote:
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> Looks like one of the several variations of a
> rolled steel car.
>  

Agreed, haven't seen that type yet, quite different shape but I'm assuming similar capacity.

Nathan



Date: 06/22/22 12:16
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: Gonut1

Filet of Grafitti?
Go



Date: 06/22/22 12:27
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: ChrisA.

Its a new steel coil car, we just had one to unload here on the Clinton Terminal Railroad in NC,interesting set up!
Photo credit-Emanuel Fenton aka "poohbear"




Date: 06/22/22 13:05
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: jst3751

The car is designed to haul coils "suiside" or eye to side, rather than the standard of the eye to front/rear. 

This allows the coils to be loaded and unloaded by both c hooks and coil grabbers. It also allows the coils to be loaded/unloaded by forklift. 



Date: 06/22/22 13:50
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: sf1010

Somebody just thought of this after 100 years, or whatever, of hauling coils of steel by rail?  Is there any disadvantage?



Date: 06/22/22 14:52
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: toledopatch

sf1010 Wrote:
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> Somebody just thought of this after 100 years, or
> whatever, of hauling coils of steel by rail?  Is
> there any disadvantage?

The Pennsylvania RR used to have a large fleet of coil cars that had simliar latitudinal cradles in them, and they were in service well into Conrail. The only difference I can see with these UP cars is the covers; the PRR cars were uncovered, at least when I saw them in later years.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/22 15:30 by toledopatch.



Date: 06/22/22 15:40
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: Kemacprr

Actually the G-41 class coil cars of the PRR were built with covers. -------- Ken 



Date: 06/22/22 16:11
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: petmew

sf1010 Wrote:
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> Somebody just thought of this after 100 years, or
> whatever, of hauling coils of steel by rail?  Is
> there any disadvantage?


It's the normal set-up in Europe, too. Car type 'Shimms' or variants. We only don't use detachable roofs, but telescope or hood type.
First times visiting the USA I was wondering, what was in those 'butter dish' cars...



Date: 06/22/22 17:10
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: MEKoch

Now if they could design a car which shoots the graffiti painters in the leg with a .22 bullet.......



Date: 06/22/22 17:27
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: callum_out

It's the tool car for the Building America program. 

Out 



Date: 06/22/22 18:52
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: atsf121

ChrisA. Wrote:
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> Its a new steel coil car, we just had one to
> unload here on the Clinton Terminal Railroad in
> NC,interesting set up!
> Photo credit-Emanuel Fenton aka "poohbear"

Thanks for the photo, very different design, looks more usable with greater capacity.

Nathan

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Date: 06/22/22 21:46
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: jst3751

atsf121 Wrote:
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> ChrisA. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Its a new steel coil car, we just had one to
> > unload here on the Clinton Terminal Railroad in
> > NC,interesting set up!
> > Photo credit-Emanuel Fenton aka "poohbear"
>
> Thanks for the photo, very different design, looks
> more usable with greater capacity.

When talking about coiled steel, or any metal, capacity is measured in weight, not size. 
 



Date: 06/22/22 21:58
Re: What is this UP car?
Author: cajon

On the West Colton to Fresno train today there was two of the cars.
213114 and 213196
This was the first time I have seen this type of car.
Dennis

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