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Norfolk Southern 160034

Autorack car

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This is one of about forty autorack cars that were damaged when a CSXT crew took an excess-height train under a normal-height bridge. The Autorack oops article discusses the incident.

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This string of autorack cars is just some of the many cars in the train showing considerable damage to both rail cars and their contents. Looking east in the direction from which the train came. [near to far] SP 516759, TTGX 975148, TTGX 941262, SOU 160034, TTGX 973559 and other autorack cars.

(SP 516759, TTGX 975148, TTGX 941262, SOU 160034, TTGX 973559, Autorack oops, SP, Autorack cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Built by Thrall, SOU, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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A close-up look at TTX (TTGX) 941262 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) and Norfolk Southern 160034 Autorack car.

(TTGX 941262, SOU 160034, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, SOU, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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Norfolk Southern 160034 Autorack car shows a dented (rather than missing) roof.

(SOU 160034, Autorack oops, SOU, Autorack cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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A close-up look at Norfolk Southern 160034 Autorack car and TTX (TTGX) 973559 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Norfolk Southern).

(SOU 160034, TTGX 973559, Autorack oops, SOU, Autorack cars, Freight cars, TTGX, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of SOU 160034: AAR car type V941 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 97,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 177,000 pounds, load limit 80,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 10", width 10' 8", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 8' 8", pool number 9,990,014. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for SOU 160034: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 10 in; AAR Car Type Code: V941; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 19 ft 0 in; Height of Extreme Width: 5 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: G; Star Stencil: S; Trans. Code: N; Draft Gear: 10; Tare Weight: 97,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.60; Rate per Mile: 0.058. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. 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.