Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes


Robert Hanson
 

You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme.  

What you really need is a paint diagram.  This would show exactly the specifications of the stripes and their placement.

Unfortunately I do not have a diagram of this scheme.

Ron Dettmer, who worked in the mechanical department of the Georgia Railroad (I was in the accounting department) might have this information.

If he's on line, I hope he'll respond,  If not, I'll try to get in touch with him and find out what the specs are.  (He lives near Jacksonville, FL, I'm near Atlanta, GA.)

Bob 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 
How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.


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