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Freight Cars

FMC, 1966 Chicago & North Western 791126
FMC, 1966
Chicago & North Western 791126
Description:Steel Ballast Car

Equipment Information

Chicago & North Western 791126 is an all-steel ballast car built for hauling ore, 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 originally built for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific and for a time was used in ore service.

Builder: FMC
Year built: 1966
Length: 46ft 4in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 10ft 9in
Weight: 65000
Brakes: ABD
Trucks: Barber S-2
Description: Steel Ballast Car / ex-RI 101928
Arrived: ????
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational