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Union Pacific 97847

Covered radioactive ore hopper car

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Union Pacific 97847 Covered radioactive ore hopper car in the West Chicago Yard.

(UP 97847, UP, Covered ore cars, Freight cars, photographed on 29 June 1998 at West Chicago Yard).     Image size is available.

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Radioactive warning notice on the side of West Chicago Yard.

(UP 97847, Warning, UP, Covered ore cars, Freight cars, Building signs, photographed on 29 June 1998 at West Chicago Yard).     Image size is available.

Equipment characteristics of UP 97847: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type C, tare weight 54,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 208,800 pounds, dry capacity 4,155 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 53' 1", width 10' 8", height 15' 3"), internal dimensions (length 46' 10", width 9' 10", height 8' 10"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for UP 97847: Gondola Car - GT, Mechanical Designation: GT; Outside Length: 53 ft 1 in; AAR Car Type Code: J311; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 46 ft 10 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 3 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 10 in; Height of Extreme Width: 12 ft 5 in; Inside Height: 8 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Height: 12 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: C; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 99; Cubic Ft Capacity: 4,155 cu ft; Tare Weight: 54,200 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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