Search : Mkt:

Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Bathtub, Southern Silverside

Please help support TroveStar. Why?

Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Bathtub, Southern Silverside
Name Gondola, Bathtub, Southern Silverside
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety Bathtub, Southern Silverside
Manufacturer Southern (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Year(s) of Production 1960+



History: One of Southern's achievements was the "Silverside" equipment used on the unit trains for the coal transloading operation. The name comes from the aluminum body that holds more than 100 tons of payload. It was the first freight car of its kind when designed by Southern in 1959. The manner in which Southern first put "Silversides" to work, in January of 1960, was new at the time. The cars operated in round-trip operation between a high-production coal mine and a power plant in Alabama. This operation was the first application of the unit train concept in America.

Railroad/Company:
The Southern Railway (reporting mark SOU) (also known as Southern Railway Company) was a US class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894.

At the end of 1970 Southern operated 6,026 miles (9,698 km) of railroad, not including its Class I subsidiaries AGS (528 miles or 850 km) CofG (1729 miles) S&A (167 miles) CNOTP (415 miles) GS&F (454 miles) and twelve Class II subsidiaries. That year Southern itself reported 26111 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 110 million passenger-miles; AGS reported 3854 and 11, CofG 3595 and 17, S&A 140 and 0, CNO&TP 4906 and 0.3, and GS&F 1431 and 0.3

The railroad joined forces with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) in 1982 to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation. The Norfolk Southern Corporation was created in response to the creation of the CSX Corporation (its rail system was later transformed to CSX Transportation in 1986). The Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway in 1990 and continued under that name ever since. Seven years later in 1997 the railroad absorbed the Norfolk and Western Railway, ending the Norfolk and Western's existence as an independent railroad.

Read more on Wikipedia.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Bathtub, Southern Silverside
Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-08 13:34:06

If you see errors or missing data in this entry, please feel free to log in and edit it. Anyone with a Gmail account can log in instantly.