locked Re: The Interstate Coal Fleet: 1960-1966?
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If we have anything it would be in the Chattanooga archives…I’m just outside of Atlanta.
I’d suggest looking into some of the sites that keep ICC accident reports.
On Jan 16, 2021, at 4:41 PM, Rodney Shu <rodshu@...> wrote:
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.
I know many were placed into captive “yellow ball” service for the Westmoreland transloader in Appalachia, however it wasn't until 1966 that the transloader was built and shipping coal.
So what exactly did Southern do with the fleet during the interim period of 1960-1966? Where they simply mixed into the main Southern coal fleet? Where they generally kept in the former Interstate territory like the RS3 fleet? When did Southern begin assigning offset hoppers to INT ownership?
Thanks for any help!