Re: ETNC Standard Gauge Paint Schemes

Richard Barnes <richard.barnes3@...>

If I remember correctly, the fellows up in Salem VA who got the old Salem
spur through the NS "thoroughbred" deal also got the old ETWNC (?) RS-3, so
they should know the color scheme, markings etc. I remember back in the
early 90's they got it and did not have any repair manuals and needed to
repair the turbo -- I traded them all my RS-3 books (except the "drivers
manual") for a bunch of Fairmont parts and one or two complete Fairmonts. I
remember that I thought I came out real well on that deal, since the manuals
had come from a big box of manuals that had belonged to an engineer down at
Spencer -- paid $5.00 for the whole box!!! I can't remember their names
but they had hung around the VA Trans Museum for a long time and one of them
had a dad very high up in the N&W. The folk in Roanoke surely know who they

Richard Barnes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Franklin West" <mwest4@...>
To: "tweetsie" <Tweetsie@...>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 3:22 PM
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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