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Date Photographed

25 October 1999

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

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New York Central 631289 Steel coil car on the CSX Altenheim Sub.

NYC 631289, NYC, Coil cars, Freight cars, photographed on 25 October 1999 at CSX Altenheim Sub by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/10/99a25607.jpg] NEW 26 October 1999

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Car markings on NYC 631289: LT WT 69800, NEW 08-93, GBSR. Conrail Quality CoilSHIELD. Loading specification, maximum total coil load = 193,000 lbs., maximum coil diameter = 72 inches, maximum coil width = 72 inches, maximum coil width = 72 inches, maximum coil weight = 60,000 lbs., coil weights to be equally distributed in car, coils must be centered in troughs. [NYC mark overpainted, presumably on CR] [25 October 1999]

Equipment characteristics of NYC 631289: AAR car type E242 (equipped gondola), plate type C, roof type 2 (removable roof), tare weight 69,900 pounds, total gross weight allowed 286,000 pounds, load limit 216,100 pounds, dry capacity 2,500 cubic feet, external dimensions (length 59' 8", width 10' 8", height 11' 10"), internal dimensions (length 44' 6", width 7' 4", height 2' 7"), pool number 7,123,208. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for NYC 631289: Equipped Gondola, Mechanical Designation: GBSR; Outside Length: 59 ft 8 in; AAR Car Type Code: E242; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 8 in; Inside Length: 44 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 11 ft 10 in; Inside Width: 7 ft 4 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 0 in; Inside Height: 2 ft 7 in; Upper Eaves Height: 11 ft 9 in; Upper Eaves Width: 10 ft 7 in; Plate Clearance: C; Star Stencil: M; Trans. Code: P; Lining: W; Floor Trough: T; Roof Type: 2; Draft Gear: 15; Tare Weight: 69,900 lbs.; Owned or Leased: Leased. Special Characteristics . [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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