Freight Cars

Pressed Steel 1946 Chicago & North Western X261497
Pressed Steel 1946
Chicago & North Western X261497
Description:Flat car

Equipment Information

Chicago & North Western X261497 is a standard railroad flat car built for general freight service and later employed in maintenance-of-way service. It was originally numbered 44291 and then starting in 1970 it was made into half of a permanently-coupled pair of flat cars numbered 49101 before being rebuilt for maintenance-of-way use.

Chicago & North Western X261497 Details

Builder: Pressed Steel
Year Built: 1946
Length: 56ft 8in
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 3ft 8in
Weight: 59700 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: ???
Description: Flat Car
Arrived: ????
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

Ownership History

1946-1970 – Chicago & North Western #44291
1970-???? – Chicago & North Western #49101-A
????-???? – Chicago & North Western #X261497
????-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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