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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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Montana Rail Link 11017 Box car in a mixed-freight train passing through the LaGrange Road station.

MRL 11017, MRL, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 19 February 2000 at LaGrange Road station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/2000/02/00219061.jpg] NEW 20 February 2000

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Equipment characteristics of MRL 11017: AAR car type A406 (equipped box car), plate type F, tare weight 75,400 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 187,600 pounds, dry capacity 6,157 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 5", width 10' 8", height 16' 7"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 6", height 12' 10"), side door ( width 16' 0", height 12' 0"), pool number 7,772,050. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for MRL 11017: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XP; Outside Length: 58 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: A406; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 16 ft 7 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 14 ft 0 in; Inside Height: 12 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Height: 16 ft 7 in; Side Door Height: 12 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 7 in; Side Door Width: 16 ft 0 in; Lower Eaves Height: 16 ft 3 in; Side Door Type: 6; Lower Eaves Width: 10 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: F; Trans. Code: P; Lining: L; Floor Strength: 5; Draft Gear: 15; Cubic Ft Capacity: 6,157 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 187,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 75,400 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 1.37; Rate per Mile: 0.090. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Double Plug Doors, centered; Floor Type: Nailable Steel (includes alternate wood and steel floor), reinforced. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, March 2000]

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