D. Scott Chatfield
Anybody have any insight on this picture?
First off, a Southern Silverside, the original aluminum coal gons, are not thought of as "steam era" freight cars, but there one is, coupled to a steam loco's tender. Second, what's it doing on the N&W? I wasn't aware of them going off-line (other than the Interstate). They were built at Bessemer, Alabama, so it isn't en route for delivery.