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CSX Transportation 485725

Open gondola car

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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.

(CSXT 485725, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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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.

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Excess height autorack car TTGX 990770 shows damage. CSXT 485725 [left] appears unharmed by the oops that damaged the roof of preceeding cars. It has, however, acquired additional scrap metal, previously engaged as the roof of an autorack.

(TTGX 990770, CSXT 485725, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, CSXT, Open gondola cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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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. Excess height autorack car TTGX 990770 is quite a different matter, however.

(CSXT 485725, TTGX 990770, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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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.

(CSXT 485725, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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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 485725: AAR car type E530 (equipped gondola), plate type B, tare weight 67,900 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 195,100 pounds, dry capacity 2,743 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 57' 5", width 10' 7", height 9' 1"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 5' 6"), pool number 7,123,331. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CSXT 485725: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBS; Outside Length: 57 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: E530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 9 ft 1 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 9 ft 1 in; Inside Height: 5 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 9 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: P; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 2,743 cu ft; Tare Weight: 67,900 lbs.; Owned or Leased: Leased. Special Characteristics . [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.