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Freight Cars

AC&F 1927 Chicago Burlington & Quincy 220100
AC&F 1927
Chicago Burlington & Quincy 220100
Description:HK Hopper

Equipment Information

Burlington 220100 is an all-steel ballast car built for hauling rock ballast and other aggregate. Very similar to a standard hopper car, ballast cars were designed with doors in the bottom set to dump the car’s contents to the side of the tracks. This car was built by American Car & Foundry to a Rodger Ballast Car Company design.

COMPARE ME WITH: Chicago & Western Indiana 1185, an older wooden car built for essentially identical service. The C&WI car has sides that open up to dump the car’s contents and, more importantly, is built of wood and was thereby less able to withstand the rigors of tough use hauling heavy aggregate.

Builder: American Car & Foundry
Year Built: 1927
Length: 34ft 5in
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 10ft 8in
Weight: 46400 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Bettendorf/Dalman
Description: Hart Convertible Ballast Hopper / Class MWB-10
Arrived: 1969
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1927-1969 – Chicago Burlington & Quincy
1969-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL