locked Re: The Interstate Coal Fleet: 1960-1966?
Do you have the date and any other information on the last Saluda Mountain runaway?
(Other than the defective brakes on the Interstate cars)
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Here is a tiny (!) snippet from the SRHA rolling stock data spreadsheets.
Many Interstate hoppers were either scrapped because of their age and condition, used in “yellow ball” service, then scrapped (no lists or specific documentation on cars used for local coal service have ever been located) or were “articulated" with other 50-T hoppers to become 100-T cars.
The last runaway on Saluda Mtn had a large percentage of INT hoppers. Many were found to have defective brakes.
Hello everyone, I’m looking for information on what happened to the Interstate RR coal fleet after being acquired by Southern.