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Date Photographed

6 February 1999

Covered hopper cars in a small industrial yard in Addison (Illinois).

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Nova Chemicals 1689 Four-bay covered hopper car [left] and American Car Foundry 57863 ACF Center Flow four-bay covered hopper car beside a pair of industrial silos in Addison (Illinois).

NCIX 1689, ACFX 57863, Industrial silos, NCIX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Built by NSC, ACFX, Built by ACF, other, photographed on 6 February 1999 at Addison (Illinois) by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1999/02/99206e24.jpg] NEW 18 November 1999

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Car markings on NCIX 1689: Plate C, LO; LD LMT 199800 lbs 90 650 kg; LT WT 63200 lbs 28650 kg, 2 inch HF comp shoes, BLT 7-97, EXW 10-3 H 8-10, EX 9-6 H 13-10, CU FT 5847, CU M 166, Builder NSC Hamilton. CAUTION hatch covers must be opened before discharging load. Outlet cap on ohter end must be opened and filter applied before operating outlet. Do not clean with steam or boiling water. Interior Valspar Epoxy 89-84 7-97, exterior Sigma Epoxy 5478PC 7-97. [6 February 1999]

Equipment characteristics of NCIX 1689: AAR car type C214 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 63,200 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 199,800 pounds, dry capacity 5,810 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 66' 11", width 10' 3", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for NCIX 1689: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 66 ft 11 in; AAR Car Type Code: C214; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 3 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 13 ft 10 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 2 in; Upper Eaves Width: 7 ft 9 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 4; Outlets: 4; Lining: U; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 63,200 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.546. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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