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    There's also a specification page for a BNSF "Rotary Aluminum Gondola" (built 2007) with lots of details here: https://www.bnsf.com/ship-with-bnsf/ways-of-shipping/equipment/pdf/rotary-aluminum-gondola.pdf It appears to have been built by Freight ...

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    The spec that Mike Crouse linked to is for a 914 mm (36 inch) track gauge car. A quick Google search for "aluminum gondola railcar" came back with multiple answers. On the 1st page were these: https://www.trinityrail.com/products/gondolas/ ...

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    I Googled "Aluminum Railway Gondola Car Specifications" and this link may be of interest. This is a true gondola type of railcar: https://www.crrcgc.cc/cjen/g2903/s8438/t274684.aspx (CCM50 Aluminum Alloy Gondola Car) There are also a number of suppliers ...

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    Re - Jeff Marshall's statement that " It is remote so no power is available on site ". Power for lights etc. are available using solar power. Also, using LEDs for the lights requires very little power draw. Joseph F. Miller P.E. ...

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    I've seen HSS shapes used in plan details as the crash beam. This may tie back to previous versions of the UP/BNSF guidelines that state hollow shapes can be used as sacrificial devices. To piggyback on this discussion, does anyone have any design recommendations ...

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