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Union Pacific 97984

Covered radioactive ore hopper car

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Union Pacific 97984 Covered radioactive ore hopper car in the West Chicago Yard.

UP 97984, UP, Covered ore cars, Freight cars, 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/1998/06/98630f08.jpg]

Equipment characteristics of UP 97984: AAR car type J311 (gondola car), plate type C, tare weight 54,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 208,500 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 11' 0"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for UP 97984: 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: 11 ft 0 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: 54,500 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.54; Rate per Mile: 0.126. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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