TTX (TTGX) 990770 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car
(Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe)
This is one of about forty autorack cars that were damaged when a CSXT crew took an excess-height train under a normal-height bridge. The Autorack oops article discusses the incident.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|CSX Transportation 485725 Open gondola car appears unharmed by the oops that damaged the roof of preceeding cars [to the left]. It has, however, acquired additional scrap metal, previously engaged as the roof of an autorack. Excess height autorack car TTGX 990770 is quite a different matter, however.|
CSXT 485725, TTGX 990770, Autorack oops, CSXT, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, TTGX, Autorack 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/1999/10/99a25575.jpg] NEW 26 October 1999
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Equipment characteristics of TTGX 990770: AAR car type V971 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 109,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 179,000 pounds, load limit 70,200 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 10", width 10' 8", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 0", pool number 9,990,027. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for TTXX 990770: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 10 in; AAR Car Type Code: V971; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Outside Extreme Height: 19 ft 0 in; Height of Extreme Width: 5 ft 8 in; Plate Clearance: G; Star Stencil: S; Trans. Code: N; Draft Gear: 10; Tare Weight: 109,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]
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