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Date Photographed

6 February 1999

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

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American Car Foundry 57863 ACF Center Flow four-bay covered hopper car at Addison (Illinois).

ACFX 57863, ACFX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Built by ACF, photographed on 6 February 1999 at Addison (Illinois) by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1999/02/99206f01.jpg] NEW 18 November 1999

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Car markings on ACFX 57863: Plate C, CAPY 196000 LO, LD LMT 196000, LT WT 66500 NEW,, ACF Center Flow, 2 inch HF comp shoes, BLT 11-75, SM, ACF Center Flow, EXW 10-8 H 8-7, EW 8-4 H 15-1, CU. FT. 5250, 2 inch HF comp. shoes. Interior lined with Mobil 89/84 H1-Build at Vidor, TX. 4-84 by Sparks Industries. Do not clean interior with steam or boiling water. Use only rubbers or rubber soled shoes when entering. [6 February 1999]

Equipment characteristics of ACFX 57863: AAR car type C214 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 66,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 196,500 pounds, dry capacity 5,250 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 5", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for ACFX 57863: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 58 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: C214; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 15 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 15 ft 1 in; Upper Eaves Width: 8 ft 4 in; Plate Clearance: C; Compartments: 4; Outlets: 4; Lining: S; Roof Type: 4; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 66,500 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.378. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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