30 June 1998
Photos of rail equipment seen as the Nebraska Zephyr passes through the West Chicago Yard, enroute back to the Illinois Railway Museum in East Union (Illinois).
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|American Car Foundry 56018 ACF Center Flow covered hopper car in the West Chicago Yard.|
ACFX 56018, ACFX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Built by ACF, photographed on 30 June 1998 from onboard the Nebraska Zephyr at West Chicago Yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [zephyr/1998/06/98630b15.jpg]
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Equipment characteristics of ACFX 56018: AAR car type C214 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 65,100 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 197,900 pounds, dry capacity 5,250 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 5", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for ACFX 56018: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 58 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: C214; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Width: 8 ft 4 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 4; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 65,100 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.285. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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