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TTX (TTGX) 975148 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 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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TTX (TTGX) 975148 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) lost its roof, and its contents didn't do very well, either.

(TTGX 975148, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, 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 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 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 the damage to TTGX 975148 and its contents.

(TTGX 975148, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, 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 the damage to TTGX 975148 and TTGX 941262, with cargo straddling the two cars.

(TTGX 975148, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, Built by Thrall, 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.

Car markings on TTGX 975148: Exceeds plate F, EXH 19-0 W 5-1, EXW 10-8 H 5-9, EW 9-10 H 16-2, IL 89-9, IW 9-1, Thrall, MP 7938, This car excess height, deck clearance A 86 B 96 13/16. [25 October 1999]

Equipment characteristics of TTGX 975148: AAR car type V971 (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' 8", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 0", pool number 9,990,048. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for TTXX 975148: 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: 15; Tare Weight: 104,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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