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TTX (TTGX) 994924 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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CSX Transportation 485725 Open gondola car appears unharmed by the oops that damaged the roof of preceeding cars [to the left]. It has, however, acquired additional scrap metal, previously engaged as the roof of an autorack. The following two autorack cars (TTGX 990770 and TTGX 994924) show damage, while following standard-height cars do not.

(CSXT 485725, TTGX 990770, TTGX 994924, CSXT 150086, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, Box cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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TTX (TTGX) 994924 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) showing damage.

(TTGX 994924, 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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TTX (TTGX) 990770 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe) and TTX (TTGX) 994924 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) show some of the damage they received. Note the Excess Height Car warnings in white at the car tops, and near the ground (in yellow signs) on each end.

(TTGX 990770, TTGX 994924, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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Standard height car CSXT 150086 appears unharmed while excess height TTGX 994924 [[left)(CSXT 150086, TTGX 994924, Autorack oops, CSXT, Box cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub).     Image size is available.

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TTX (TTGX) 994924 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car (Union Pacific) showing damage, while standard-height CS