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Southern Pacific 516759

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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SP 516759 lost its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either.

(SP 516759, Autorack oops, SP, 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 SP 516759, which lost its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either.

(SP 516759, Autorack oops, SP, 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 SP 516759 and TTGX 975148.

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

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A close-up look at SP 516759, which lost its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either.

(SP 516759, Autorack oops, SP, 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 SP 516759 and TTGX 975148.

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

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Southern Pacific 516759 Autorack car lost its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either.

(SP 516759, Autorack oops, SP, Autorack 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.

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TTX (TTGX) 975148 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) lost much of its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either. Southern Pacific 516759 Autorack car [distant] sure didn't fare any better.

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

Equipment characteristics of SP 516759: AAR car type V941 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 101,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 185,000 pounds, load limit 83,300 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 10", width 10' 8", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 1", pool number 9,990,017. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for SP 516759: 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: 101,700 lbs. [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.