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Does anyone know the number range for Southern's 50/55 ton offset hoppers around 1950? Also which of these were owned by CNO&TP and AGS? Thanks

Bill Nelson

-- Bill Nelson (, February 16, 2002


The best source I've found for this type of information is the "Southern Railway Freight Equipment Diagram Books, published by the Southern Railway Historical Society. The offset-side cars are shown in diagrams 1-H2202 and 1-H2203. Numbers are:

106500-107499 1000 cars built by ACF in 1948 112500-113249 750 cars built by P-S in 1940 285500-285999 500 cars built by P-S in 1937-1940 320100-320699 600 cars built by P-S in 1937-1940

I have a copy of The Official Railway Equipment Register for 10/1959. This shows that there were 976, 727, 489 and 579 cars from these series still on the roster.

-- Tom Warne (, March 11, 2002.

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