CSX Transportation 150086
CSX Transportation 485725 Open gondola car appears unharmed by the oops that damaged the roof of preceeding cars [to the left]. It has, however, acquired additional scrap metal, previously engaged as the roof of an autorack. The following two autorack cars (TTGX 990770 and TTGX 994924) show damage, while following standard-height cars do not.
(CSXT 485725, TTGX 990770, TTGX 994924, CSXT 150086, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, Box cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub). Image size is available.
Standard height car CSXT 150086 appears unharmed while excess height TTGX 994924 [[left)(CSXT 150086, TTGX 994924, Autorack oops, CSXT, Box cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub). Image size is available.
TTX (TTGX) 994924 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) showing damage, while standard-height CSXT 150086 appears unharmed.
Standard-height CSXT 150086 appears unharmed. TTGX 994924 [left] shows damage from the oops.
TTGX 994924, CSXT 150086, and NYC 631289 [left to right] show how much higher the autostack cars are than standard-height cars.
The autorack car TTGX 994924 is clearly much taller than the adjacent standard sized cars [near to far] SSAM 38657, NYC 631289, and CSXT 150086.
(SSAM 38657, NYC 631289, CSXT 150086, TTGX 994924, Autorack oops, SSAM, Centerbeam flat cars, Freight cars, NYC, Coil cars, CSXT, Box cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub). Image size is available.
Each of the excess height autorack cars is damaged, while the standard height cars passed without difficulty. [near to far] SP 516759, SSAM 38657, NYC 631289, CSXT 150086, TTGX 994924, TTGX 99070, CSXT 485725, CNW 490138, CSXT 225021, ATSF 700136 and other cars.
(SP 516759, SSAM 38657, NYC 631289, CSXT 150086, TTGX 994924, TTGX 990770, CSXT 485725, CNW 490138, CSXT 225021, ATSF 700136, Autorack oops, SP, Autorack cars, Freight cars, SSAM, Centerbeam flat cars, NYC, Coil cars, CSXT, Box cars, TTGX, Open gondola cars, CNW, Covered hopper cars, Built by Thrall, CNW CL901, ATSF, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub). Image size is available.
Equipment characteristics of CSXT 150086: AAR car type A435 (equipped box car), plate type C, tare weight 73,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 190,000 pounds, dry capacity 5,277 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 59' 1", width 10' 7", height 15' 0"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 6", height 11' 0"), side door ( width 10' 0", height 10' 1"), pool number 7,120,600. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for CSXT 150086: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XL; Outside Length: 59 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: A435; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 0 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 14 ft 4 in; Inside Height: 11 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 8 in; Side Door Height: 10 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 2; Plate Clearance: C; Trans. Code: C; Lining: U; Floor Strength: 5; Draft Gear: 15; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,277 cu ft; Tare Weight: 73,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.66; Rate per Mile: 0.075; Owned or Leased: Owned; Underframe: Cushioned. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Plug doors, centered; Floor Type: Nailable Steel (includes alternate wood and steel floor), reinforced; Fittings: Anchor, Lading Strap. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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