RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 100 Southern Railway Articulated Hopper at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Southern Railway (more..)
Articulated Hopper (more..)
Appalachia (more..)
Appalachia, Virginia, USA (more..)
October, 1965
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SOU 100 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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Southern's "Quad Hopper"--Number 100--is part of a display of freight equipment at Appalachia, VA in 1965. The 100 was a one-of-a-kind experimental articulated car with four permanently coupled hoppers, each with single axle wheels on either end (or eight axles for the entire car). The car was constructed of aluminum, which was a favorite material for railroad car construction at the time (to reduce tare weight). Special walkways were constructed to allow visitors to see the horizontal doors (open in this view). Alas, the 100 was not a candidate for duplication.
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