locked Sn3 7-58


George Courtney
 

I saw a K4 decal for the twin hoppers.  On it is the above lettering.  Sn3 and the date.  Also that it was built in 1937.  I'm assuming that this Sn refers to either a repaint or a later shopping date.  But I'm unfamiliar with Sn3?

Was this a shop on the old Southern and if so, where was it?  My best guess is Spartanburg, South Carolina.  I do know back then most hopper work was done at the Costner Shops in Knoxville.  Was Spartanburg a repaint shop?

Thanks,
George Courtney


C J Wyatt
 

What I am seeing is Sn 3-58. Looks like a reweigh date. Would Sn be Spencer? 

Jack Wyatt

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:47:25 PM EDT, George Courtney via groups.io <gsc3@...> wrote:


I saw a K4 decal for the twin hoppers.  On it is the above lettering.  Sn3 and the date.  Also that it was built in 1937.  I'm assuming that this Sn refers to either a repaint or a later shopping date.  But I'm unfamiliar with Sn3?

Was this a shop on the old Southern and if so, where was it?  My best guess is Spartanburg, South Carolina.  I do know back then most hopper work was done at the Costner Shops in Knoxville.  Was Spartanburg a repaint shop?

Thanks,
George Courtney


Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton
 

According to the list compiled on the Steam Freighcars list, "SR" was Spencer. "SN" doesn't show up at all, though that group does not really consider anything after about 1960, A car reweighed at Spartanburg would probably be "HE" for Hayne Shops.  

Aidrian

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 4:09 AM C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote:
What I am seeing is Sn 3-58. Looks like a reweigh date. Would Sn be Spencer? 

Jack Wyatt

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:47:25 PM EDT, George Courtney via groups.io <gsc3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I saw a K4 decal for the twin hoppers.  On it is the above lettering.  Sn3 and the date.  Also that it was built in 1937.  I'm assuming that this Sn refers to either a repaint or a later shopping date.  But I'm unfamiliar with Sn3?

Was this a shop on the old Southern and if so, where was it?  My best guess is Spartanburg, South Carolina.  I do know back then most hopper work was done at the Costner Shops in Knoxville.  Was Spartanburg a repaint shop?

Thanks,
George Courtney