Norfolk Southern Rd# 996105 - Rel. 4/23
This 50’ gondola with Barber Roller Bearing trucks was built for Southern Railway as SOU 66308. After the Norfolk Southern merger of 1982, at some point in the 2000s, it was repainted with white ends for Combo Loading of locomotive traction motors. Founded in 1982 through the mergers of Norfolk & Western and the Southern Railway, Norfolk Southern grew further in the late 1990s with the acquisition of just over half of the trackage and assets of Conrail Corporation. Today, NS is one of the largest Class 1 Railroads with over 30,000 employees and operates nearly 22,000 miles of track in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.