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Did the Southern Railway have 4-bay rapid discharge hoppers in silver? Roundhouse has made a 5-bay rapid discharge hopper in silver numbered in the 79,971 series. I figured the 5-bay is incorrect, but I was wondering about the sliver color and the series. I have the Southern Railway Passenger and Freight book, but they are not very complete on the end towards the merger.
-- Janet Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 05, 2000
The last car in series 79800-79980 (SOU 79980) was aluminum and was 4 bay. This is the only aluminum rapid discharge car owned by Southern.
-- Richard Fisher (email@example.com), June 13, 2000.