Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Robert Hanson

Simon - 

The Central's switchers were, indeed, black with white trim and lettering.  The herald was, at one time, available in a decal set but I suspect that this is no longer true. Maybe someone more up-to-date can let us know about this.

As far as I know, the switchers remained in the black/white lettering scheme until it was replaced in the mid-1960's with the Southern's black/gray scheme.  I have never seen a CofG switcher in any scheme other than these two, not do I recall seeing a photo of such a unit.

My two cents worth.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA 

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 8:33 am
Subject: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Afternoon all,

I have acquired a couple of lovely models, for an EMC/D SW1 and an Alco S2. Neither are in CofG paint schemes, and I wish to repaint them into schemes appropriate for the late 1940s. The brief feature of SW1 #1 in The Right Way vol 12, no. 3, had a photo taken shortly after delivery, which suggests a single dark colour (black?) with a couple of light coloured stripes (white?) and a rectangular logo (this would be easy to paint!) but what colours were they, was this also applied to the S2s, how long did they last in this scheme?

They will see service on my (model) shortline, so if anyone has any information on such motive power in use on branch lines or short lines, I would also appreciate that!

Pointers to on-line sources, in print books, etc, gratefully received as well.


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