Freight service on the Saxon narrow gauge rail lines was indispensable well into the Eighties of the last century. As in the past, old freight cars were used – as a rule in steam powered trains, cars that had been delivered as early as the start of the 20th century to the Royal Saxon State Railroad. These cars all had the DR's typical brown freight car paint scheme. Otherwise, not much changed on these units. Even the typical Saxon cable brakes were kept.