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Date Photographed

17 September 1998

Metra scoots, diesel locomotives, and freight cars at the O'Hare Transfer station.

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Wisconsin Central 54174 Gondola car stopped on a siding near the O'Hare Transfer station.

WC 54174, WC, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 17 September 1998 at O'Hare Transfer station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/09/98917d24.jpg] NEW 14 February 2000

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Equipment characteristics of WC 54174: AAR car type E530 (equipped gondola), plate type B, tare weight 69,700 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 193,300 pounds, dry capacity 2,494 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 0", width 10' 5", height 8' 7"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 5' 0"), pool number 2,501,765. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for WC 54174: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBS; Outside Length: 58 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: E530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 5 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 7 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 7 in; Inside Height: 5 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Height: 8 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 5 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: P; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 88; Cubic Ft Capacity: 2,494 cu ft; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 193,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 69,700 lbs.. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, February 2000]

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