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Past Additions -- 1999

24 September 1999

A variety of photos, taken on several days in September, including Metra scoots, maintenance of way equipment, and freight equipment at the Elk Grove Village yard.

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Sitting on a siding just North of Touhy Avenue

ITGX 8500, ITGX, Ballast hopper cars, Open hopper cars, MOW cars, Freight cars, photographed on 11 September 1999 at Metra Milwaukee North Line by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99911401.jpg] NEW 24 September 1999

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Equipment characteristics of ITGX 8500: AAR car type K350 (equipped hopper car), plate type G, roof type 1 (trough or continuous hatch in roof), tare weight 57,400 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 205,600 pounds, dry capacity 2,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 35' 0", width 10' 8", height 16' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for ITGX 8500: Equipped Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: HKR; Outside Length: 35 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: K350; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 16 ft 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Height: 16 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Width: 4 ft 6 in; Plate Clearance: G; Compartments: 1; Outlets: 1; Lining: L; Roof Type: 1; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 57,400 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.038. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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