SOU SOU Covered Hopper

Hardcoaler Nov 20, 2016

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Much faded, but nearly graffiti-free is this SOU Covered Hopper found in Columbia, SC yesterday.

    2016-11-19 SOU Covered Hopper 91033 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    They got their mileage out of that paint job!
     
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  3. hoyden

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    Nice catch. I see faded SOU covered hoppers on about 1 in 3 trains in the Twin Cities. Far less common are Family Lines with L&N markings.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I'm indebted to a friend from decades ago for sparking an interest in freight car photography. It was only with a budding interest did I begin to shoot freight cars, never thinking that the wonderful array of pre-merger roadnames would fade from the scene and that ruinous graffiti would spoil much of what remained.
     
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  5. omnitrax

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    Nice to actually see a freightcar with nearly none of that unsightly grafitti on it. Thanks
     
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