TTX (TTGX) 973559 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car
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.
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.
TTX (TTGX) 973559 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Norfolk Southern) shows a dented (rather than missing) roof.
A close-up look at Norfolk Southern 160034 Autorack car and TTX (TTGX) 973559 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Norfolk Southern).
Equipment characteristics of TTGX 973559: AAR car type V971 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 109,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 179,000 pounds, load limit 70,200 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 8", width 10' 8", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 0", pool number 9,990,013. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for TTXX 973559: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 8 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: 109,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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