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American Car Foundry 72697 Clay slurry tank car in the Galewood yard.

ACFX 72697, ACFX, Tank cars, Freight cars, Built by ACF, photographed on 20 November 1999 at Galewood yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b20324.jpg] NEW 22 November 1999

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Car markings on ACFX 72697: LD LMT 203000 LBS 92100 KG, LT WT 60000 LBS 27200 KG, BUN 9-97, BLT 6-88, 2 INCH HF COMP SHOES. Rule 88B.2 8-97 SCL. Caution: do not use steam or boiling water to clean. Workmen must wear rubber soled shoes only. Calcium carbonate or clay slurry only, AAR 211A 100 W-1, no pressure relief device, tank 100 PSI, tested 1998 due 2008, ACF Milton, BLT 6-88. Sigma 7476 lined 9-97 BUN LYN. [20 November 1999]

Equipment characteristics of ACFX 72697: AAR car type T104 (tank car), plate type B, tare weight 60,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 263,000 pounds, load limit 203,000 pounds, wet capacity 13,824, external dimensions (length 44' 0", width 10' 7", height 13' 10"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for ACFX 72697: Tank Car, Mechanical Designation: T; Outside Length: 44 ft 0 in; AAR Car Type Code: T104; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 7 in; Outside Extreme Height: 13 ft 10 in; Height of Extreme Width: 3 ft 2 in; Plate Clearance: B; Compartments: 1; Draft Gear: 77; Rate per Mile: 0.691. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 14 June 2024 at 22:25. 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.