Southern Ry. sighting

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SAL Comet, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Spotted two beat up old Southern Ry. hoppers in a CSX freight yesterday near Cartersville Ga. :eek: Almost ran off the road looking at them. They were headed south towards Atlanta and looked to be running light. I'm still wondering where they were going and why. Man, I shore miss the Southern. :cry:
  2. Alan B

    Alan B Member

    On almost any given day there will be Southern 35' covered hoppers in the Durham yard. Lots of NW reporting marks too. There was even an Erie Lackawanna open hopper sitting on a siding in Durham for a time last winter. They are becoming rare, but I did see a Southern "gives the green light to innovation" box car roll through town last week. It was stuck in a long cut of relatively recent repainted SOU box cars. And yes, the reporting marks were still SOU, even though the logo was NS.
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    It is a very common sight here in pennsylvania to see the old Southern Cars rolling through on the Pittsburgh Division. But of course it is the Norfolk Southern Main Line. I have seen boxcars, hopper cars, flatcars, gondola's and covered hopper cars. Once and awhile i will see a Southern Diesel come through, but that is very rare.
  4. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    No wonder I never see any Southern epuiptment, N/S sent them all up north.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Another car that i have seen was a Norfolk Southern Coil Steel Car. Those are not that common up here either.
  6. Alan B

    Alan B Member

    This morning on the way to work, I drove past the Durham Yard. There is a SOU GP-38 (NS repaint) and a cut of SOU and NW covered hoppers in the yard. Looks like the covered hoppers are headed to Holchem. I hope NS switches them over lunch so I can watch.

  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Its nothing uncommon to see Southern cars on the NS..I see lots of boxcars,covered hoppers and gons lettered for Southern..I am yet to see any hopper cars on the Sandusky line. :confused: I have seen E-L cars and very few rusty old Reading hoppers but these are becoming scrace. :cry: I saw a old NYC depress center heavy duty flat cat about two weeks ago. :D
  8. NCAndy

    NCAndy New Member

    This morning at the AsheVegas (Asheville, NC) yard there was a PS 3 bay covered hopper, two 50' railbox types (one doube and one single door), a couple 60' woodchip hoppers and a 65' gondola in SOU colors. Also was what I'm pretty sure was a tunnel motor in SP colors set apart from the engine service lines. Had some hood doors open so maybe it needs some help. Saw a WC SD45 there a few months back. A couple of UP GEs there today as well.


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