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Date Photographed

30 July 1998

Metra scoots and freight cars (mostly Wisconsin Central covered hoppers and box cars) at the O'Hare Transfer station.

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Norfolk Southern 456005 Box car on the passing siding at the O'Hare Transfer station.

NS 456005, NS, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 30 July 1998 at O'Hare Transfer station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/07/98730m08.jpg] NEW 8 February 2000

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Equipment characteristics of NS 456005: AAR car type A435 (equipped box car), plate type C, tare weight 78,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 184,300 pounds, dry capacity 5,139 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 60' 5", width 10' 8", height 15' 1"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 4", height 10' 10"), side door ( width 10' 0", height 10' 9"), pool number 5,550,256. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for NS 456005: Equipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XL; Outside Length: 60 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: A435; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 1 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 4 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 7 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 0 in; Side Door Height: 10 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 8 ft 11 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Lower Eaves Height: 14 ft 7 in; Side Door Type: 2; Lower Eaves Width: 9 ft 11 in; Plate Clearance: C; Trans. Code: R; Lining: L; Draft Gear: 30; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,139 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 184,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 78,700 lbs.. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single 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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