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Date Photographed

19 February 2000

Metra equipment at the Chicago Passenger Terminal and Chicago Union Station on the morning after a snowfall. Metra and some freight equipment at the LaGrange Road, LaGrange Stone Avenue, Brookfield, and Aurora stations on the BNSF mainline.

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TTX (DTTX) 73342 5-Well articulated double stack car on the end of a double-stack train passing through the LaGrange Road station. A FRED (Flashing Rear End Device) can be seen on its rear coupler. The rearmost containers are CHAU 580209 and CSXU 688268.

DTTX 73342, FRED, DTTX, Stack cars, Freight cars, other, photographed on 19 February 2000 at LaGrange Road station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/2000/02/00219057.jpg] NEW 20 February 2000

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Car number is difficult to read and might not be precise. --had

Equipment characteristics of DTTX 73342: AAR car type S162 (stack car), plate type H, tare weight 176,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 800,000 pounds, load limit 623,500 pounds, external dimensions (length 265' 2", width 9' 2", height 8' 0"), internal dimensions (length 40' 0", width 8' 0". [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for TTXX 73342: Stack Car, Mechanical Designation: FCA; Outside Length: 265 ft 2 in; AAR Car Type Code: S162; Outside Extreme Width: 9 ft 2 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 0 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 9 in; Plate Clearance: H; Star Stencil: S; Draft Gear: 88; Articulated: 5; Max Weight on Rail: 800,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 623,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 176,600 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 2.09; Rate per Mile: 0.068. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, February 2000]

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