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TTX (TTGX) 603569 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car

(Union Pacific)

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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 load of pickup trucks will be rather hard for Union Pacific to deliver, at least as the customer surely expected. This appears to be the first group (of three) autorack cars in the train, maybe a few dozen cars back from the front. The entire roof was ripped off.

(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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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.

Equipment characteristics of TTGX 603569: AAR car type V971 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 108,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 179,000 pounds, load limit 71,200 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 10", width 10' 8", 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 603569: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 10 in; AAR Car Type Code: V971; 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: 108,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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