Re: ETWNC Standard Gauge Paint Schemes

Ken Riddle <ken290@...>

I have heard that the 204 was green at one time but I don't know for sure.

I was all over the 207 and 208. They were black with aluminum smokeboxes,
cylinder head covers, and air brake hose connectors.

They had white sidewalls and white running board edges. The rods were
posished steel.

The lettering was dulux gold (dark yellow) and the cab windows were red. The
back coal collar was red as well on the tender. The inside of the cab was
industrial green. The throttle grip was red, as were the valve handles.
The brake valve handles and the bell were polished brass.

On the front end the pilot had been modified so it was mostly footboards.
There was a board on each side with safety stripe on it that was black with
dulux gold (and sometimes white) stripes. They were always as clean.

The 215's lettering got screwed up in Dothan, AL where she was painted by
the Bay Line. As the contact sheet was being put on, the wind gusted and
stuck the "RO" to the "AD". It wouldn't come apart, so the painter just
left it "East Tennessee Rail". They correct lettering is East Tennessee

The gold stripe is an ET addition. It may be just like Southern Ry, but the
engines were sandblasted and totally painted in Dothan.
Ken Riddle

-----Original Message-----
From: Franklin West [mailto:mwest4@...]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 2:22 PM
To: tweetsie
Subject: [Tweetsie] ETNC Standard Gauge Paint Schemes

I'll ask the standard gauge question again since we are off zip drives,
whatever they are!

When the ETWNC standard gauge engines were painted green, were the
boilers painted, too, or were they planished? Were the cab roofs ever
painted red either under green or black paint? Were the smokeboxes
graphited or aluminum painted and were the windows trimmed in red? Were
the drivers trimmed in silver or white? What color were their zip
I am modifying a Buddy "L" 4-6-2 engine in 5/8 scale to a ETWNC 2-8-0
and want to be reasonably accurate.

Second question is on the 215 Diesel on the ET Rwy. The lettering is
different on each side. Eng side says East Tennesse Rail and Fireman
side says East Tennessee Railway. Is there a reason for this difference
and which is the correct lettering?
There is also a gold stripe surrounding the engine just below the engine
hood. Was that gold stripe a Southern Rwy marking or added by ET Rwy? I
am considering modifying a USA Trains NW2 in Southern colors to ET

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