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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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American Car Foundry 55708 ACF Center Flow four-bay covered hopper car in the Elk Grove Village yard.

ACFX 55708, ACFX, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Built by ACF, photographed on 21 September 1999 at Elk Grove Village yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99921053.jpg] NEW 24 September 1999

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Equipment characteristics of ACFX 55708: AAR car type C214 (covered hopper car), plate type C, roof type 4 (round roof hatch, center line of car), tare weight 65,600 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 197,400 pounds, dry capacity 5,250 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 58' 5", width 10' 8", height 15' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for ACFX 55708: 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: 65,600 lbs.; Rate per Mile: 0.260. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 13 March 2024 at 23:04. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.