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Date Photographed

10 April 1999

Gondola cars at the Rockford yard.

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Missouri Pacific 643597 Gondola car in the Rockford yard.

MP 643597, MP, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 10 April 1999 at Rockford yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1999/04/99410h02.jpg] NEW 10 February 2000

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Car markings on MP 643597: LD LMT 196400, LT WT 66600, NEW 5-83, 2" H.F. COMP SHOES. [10 April 1999]

Equipment characteristics of MP 643597: AAR car type E534 (equipped gondola), plate type B, tare weight 66,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 196,400 pounds, dry capacity 2,500 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 57' 5", width 10' 7", height 8' 8"), internal dimensions (length 52' 6", width 9' 6", height 5' 0"), pool number 8,024,200. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, February 2000]

Railcar fleet details for MP 643597: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBS; Outside Length: 57 ft 5 in; AAR Car Type Code: E534; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Inside Length: 52 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 8 ft 8 in; Inside Width: 9 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 8 ft 7 in; Inside Height: 5 ft 0 in; Upper Eaves Height: 8 ft 8 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: B; Trans. Code: R; Lining: U; Draft Gear: 88; Max Weight on Rail: 263,000 lbs.; Nominal Capacity: 196,000 lbs.; Tare Weight: 66,600 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.71; Rate per Mile: 0.135. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, February 2000]

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