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25 October 1999

An autorack oops on the CSX Altenheim Sub through Oak Park (Illinois).

The autorack cars of this train would seem to be taller than a bridge they attempted to pass under. The results (discussed below) are certainly dramatic, but they are hardly pretty.

The autorack cars are 19' tall (excess height cars), however the Belt Railway of Chicago overhead bridge (46th Avenue) just east of Cicero Avenue has a clearance of 17' 3".

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Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.

CSX Transportation 225021 Rib-sided two-bay covered coal hopper car appears unharmed by the oops that damaged the roof of the preceeding car [to the left].

CSXT 225021, Autorack oops, CSXT, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, index, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/10/99a25565.jpg] NEW 26 October 1999

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Car markings on CSXT 225021: LD LMT 210100, LT WT 52900, 2 IN HF COMP SHOES. [25 October 1999]

Equipment characteristics of CSXT 225021: AAR car type C112 (covered hopper car), plate type B, roof type 8 (round roof hatch offset from center line of car), tare weight 52,900 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 210,100 pounds, dry capacity 3,000 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 41' 11", width 10' 6", height 14' 10"), pool number 7,122,848. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for CSXT 225021: Covered Hopper Car, Mechanical Designation: LO; Outside Length: 41 ft 11 in; AAR Car Type Code: C112; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 10 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 2 in; Upper Eaves Height: 13 ft 6 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Compartments: 2; Trans. Code: P; Outlets: 4; Lining: U; Roof Type: 8; Draft Gear: 88; Tare Weight: 52,900 lbs.; Owned or Leased: Owned. Special Characteristics; Roof Configuration: Round roof hatch offset from center line of car. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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