Nope millions of pounds of moving inertia ...

Where

**one GE ES44AC locomotive weights approximately 212 tons (468,000 lbs)** and one empty grain hopper car about 31 tons (68,380 lbs).

The

**newer grain hopper cars** can haul up to 100 tons (220,000 lbs) of wheat fully loaded, almost the same as for the coal cars, which would translate to approximately

**130 tons (286,600 lbs) per car**
A train made out of 4 locomotives GE ES44AC, and

**140 empty grain hopper cars** would weigh about 5,188 tons or about

**11,500,000 lbs.**
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Old trains have personality, thy have character and there is nothing like the sound of them!

For example an average grain pulling train train would weigh approximately 19,188 tons (

**42,328,754 lbs**).

Of that weight 848 tons (1,869,519 lbs) would be the total weight of the locomotives and 18,340 tons (40,432,778 lbs) the total weight of the loaded grain hopper cars.