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TTX (TTGX) 253757 Fully-enclosed 89' 4" bi-level autorack car

(Grand Trunk)

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.

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

A brand new Ford F-250 pickup truck, or what is left of one.

TTGX 253757, GATX 13289, Autorack oops, TTGX, Autorack cars, Freight cars, GATX, Tank 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/1999/10/99a25714.jpg] NEW 25 October 1999

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Car markings on TTGX 253757: EXH 19-0 W 5-1, EXW 10-8 H 5-8, EW 10-5 H 16-3, IL 89-4, IW 9-1. [25 October 1999]

Equipment characteristics of TTGX 253757: AAR car type V972 (vehicular flat car), plate type G, tare weight 104,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 179,000 pounds, load limit 75,200 pounds, external dimensions (length 93' 8", width 10' 3", height 19' 0"), internal dimensions (length 89' 4", width 9' 0"), pool number 9,990,017. [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for TTXX 253757: Vehicular Flat Car, Mechanical Designation: FA; Outside Length: 93 ft 8 in; AAR Car Type Code: V972; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 3 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: 104,000 lbs.; Rate per Hour: 0.74. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. 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.