7 April 2000
Freight cars in the Elk Grove Village rail yard in December 1998.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Detail of a hopper gate on General Electric Railcar Services (PLCX) 43557 Rib-sided covered hopper car.|
PLCX 43557, PLCX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, photographed on 5 December 1998 at Elk Grove Village yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/12/98c05l21.jpg] NEW! 7 April 2000
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Equipment characteristics of PLCX 43557: AAR car type C214 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 69,800 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 193,200 pounds, dry capacity 5,820 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 68' 3", width 10' 3", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, April 2000]
Railcar fleet details for PLCX 43557: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 68 ft 3 in; AAR Car Type Code: C214; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 3 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 5 in; Upper Eaves Height: 14 ft 11 in; Upper Eaves Width: 9 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 4; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 88; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 193,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 69,800 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.520. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, April 2000]
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