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WCR 53179 - Side Dump Hopper Car

WCR53179 delivered in interchange to the OSR by the GEXR, Guelph, Ontario, July 6th, 2014, Photo by Carson Wiebe

St. Jacobs, Ontario, November 27th, 2007, Photo by Carson Wiebe

Initial WCR   Draft Gear  
Number 53179   Inside Length 38' 6"


Air Dump Hopper

  Inside Width 9' 8"

AAR Car Type Code

MWD   Inside Height 3' 11"
Load Limit 121,800   Outside Length 44' 9"
Max Weight on Rail     Extreme width 10' 8"
LT. WT 55,200   Extreme Height 8' 1"
Cu Ft Capacity 810  

Height of extreme width

8' 1"
Gal. Capacity     Compartments 1
Plate Clearance B  

Present Use


Mechanical Designation

Built By National Steel Car   Built 3/58
Number Built 60 (53130 - 53214)   Re-Built  

Date Acquired


On Loan from From

Don F.Broadbear
Previous Road Canadian National Railway   Previous Car Num

CN 53179

Don F.Broadbear

DFB 361

St. Thomas Central Railway STCR 361

July 7th, 2014

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