locked Southern Cabs on PC


Jason Greene
 

I was chatting with a friend who was asking about Southern cabs on other roads. It appears that the PC bought 13 of the 1946 cabs in 1971. They also inherited five from the Indianapolis Union Terminal. The only thing we can find says the IUT cabs were built in ‘47. Were they built for the IUT by Southern or were the bought second hand from the Southern? I can only find a few pictures online and they all have the distinctive Southern bracing around the handbrake. The ‘40s bay windows were not built with those so they must have been through the Southern rebuild program.

Can anyone explain the story of how the 18 ended up above the Mason-Dixon Line? Did anyone them last long enough on Conrail to come home on NS or onto the CSX roster? Seems unlikely but who knows.

Jason Greene

Join main@SouthernRailway.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.