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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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American Car Foundry 51548 ACF Center Flow four-bay covered hopper car stopped on a siding near the O'Hare Transfer station.

ACFX 51548, ACFX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Built by ACF, photographed on 17 September 1998 at O'Hare Transfer station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/09/98917j02.jpg] NEW 14 February 2000

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Equipment characteristics of ACFX 51548: AAR car type C614 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 71,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 191,400 pounds, dry capacity 5,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 59' 5", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for ACFX 51548: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 59 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: C614; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 2 in; Upper Eaves Width: 8 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 4; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 66; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 191,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 71,600 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.546. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, March 2000]

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