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Date Photographed

4 October 1998

Locomotives and freight cars in the Bensenville rail yard.

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Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.

Soo Line 18518 Box car shows just how close the O'Hare International Airport runway is to the Bensenville yard.

SOO 18518, My Favorites, SOO, Box cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 4 October 1998 at Bensenville yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a04a22.jpg] NEW 7 December 1999

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Equipment characteristics of SOO 18518: AAR car type B424 (unequipped box car), plate type C, tare weight 67,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 152,800 pounds, dry capacity 5,038 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 56' 8", width 10' 7", height 14' 11"), internal dimensions (length 50' 6", width 9' 4", height 10' 7"), side door ( width 10' 0", height 9' 9"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for SOO 18518: Unequipped Box Car, Mechanical Designation: XM; Outside Length: 56 ft 8 in; AAR Car Type Code: B424; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 50 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 11 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 4 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 5 in; Inside Height: 10 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 6 in; Side Door Height: 9 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 6 in; Side Door Width: 10 ft 0 in; Side Door Type: 2; Plate Clearance: C; Trans. Code: T; Lining: L; Floor Strength: 5; Draft Gear: 15; Cubic Ft Capacity: 5,038 cu ft; Tare Weight: 67,200 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.29; Rate per Mile: 0.052. Special Characteristics; Door Type: Single Plug doors, centered; Floor Type: Steel. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.