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Sault Sainte Marie Bridge Company 38657

Centerbeam bulkhead flat car

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Sault Sainte Marie Bridge Company 38657 Centerbeam bulkhead flat car on the CSX Altenheim Sub.

(SSAM 38657, SSAM, Centerbeam flat cars, Freight cars, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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Sault Sainte Marie Bridge Company 38657 Centerbeam bulkhead flat car on the CSX Altenheim Sub.

(SSAM 38657, SSAM, Centerbeam flat cars, Freight cars, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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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.

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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 SSAM 38657: AAR car type F483 (flat car), plate type C, tare weight 63,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 223,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 79' 7", width 9' 8", height 15' 6"), internal dimensions (length 73' 0", width 9' 4", pool number 2,503,010. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for SSAM 38657: Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FBC; Outside Length: 79 ft 7 in; AAR Car Type Code: F483; Outside Extreme Width: 9 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 9 in; Plate Clearance: C; Star Stencil: M; Trans. Code: P; Draft Gear: 67; Tare Weight: 63,000 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.