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TTX (TTGX) 253757 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car

(Grand Trunk)

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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 appears to be the first group (of three) autorack cars in the train, maybe a few dozen cars back from the front. The tank car appears to have received damage when one pickup truck came off the third (near) autorack.

(TTGX 253757, TTGX 603569, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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This appears to be the first group (of three) autorack cars in the train, maybe a few dozen cars back from the front. The tank car appears to have received damage when one pickup truck came off the third (near) autorack.

(TTGX 253757, TTGX 603569, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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This appears to be the first group (of three) autorack cars in the train, maybe a few dozen cars back from the front. The tank car appears to have received damage when one pickup truck came off the third (near) autorack.

(TTGX 253757, TTGX 603569, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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A brand new Ford F-250 pickup truck, or what is left of one.

(TTGX 253757, GATX 13289, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, GATX, Tank cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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A brand new Ford F-250 pickup truck, or what is left of one.

(TTGX 253757, GATX 13289, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, GATX, Tank cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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Top of the tank car shows some of the damage, apparently caused by a Ford F-250 pickup truck that was previously a resident of the preceeding autorack car.

(TTGX 253757, GATX 13289, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, GATX, Tank cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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What is left of a brand new Ford F-250 pickup truck has pushed through the rear of the autorack car, onto the following tank car.

(TTGX 253757, GATX 13289, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, GATX, Tank cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

Car markings on TTGX 253757: EXH 19-0 W 5-1, EXW 10-8 H 5-8, EW 10-5 H 16-3, IL 89-4, IW 9-1. [25 October 1999]

Equipment characteristics of TTGX 253757: AAR car type V972 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 104,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 179,000 pounds, load limit 75,200 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 8", width 10' 3", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 0"), pool number 9,990,017. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for TTXX 253757: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 8 in; AAR Car Type Code: V972; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 3 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: 104,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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