ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAILROAD
GEORGIA RAILROAD
THE WESTERN RAILWAY of ALABAMA
ATLANTA, GA

Connects with ACL, CofGA, CLINCHFIELD, GM&O, IC, L&N, SCL & SOUTHERN.
A&WP-175 Miles from Atlanta, GA to Montgomery, AL.
WRA-50 miles from Montgomery, AL to Selma, AL.
GA-171 Miles from Augusta, GA to Atlanta, GA. 78 miles from Camak, GA to Macon, GA. 18 miles from Barnett, GA to Washington, GA. 39 Miles from Union Point Ga to Athens, GA.

DIESEL ROSTER A & W P RAILROAD

Number Mf'gr Model Date
551 EMD FP-7  
552 EMD FP-7  
553 EMD FP-7  
554 EMD FP-7  
572 EMD GP-7  
573 EMD GP-7  
574 EMD GP-7  
676 EMD DS-4-4-1000  
677 EMD DS-4-4-1000  
726 EMD GP-40  
**DIESEL PICTURES**

DIESEL ROSTER GEORGIA RAILROAD

Number Mf'gr Model Date
753 EMD GP-40  
901 EMD SW-7  
902 EMD SW-7  
903 EMD SW-7  
904 EMD SW-7  
905 EMD SW-7  
906 EMD SW-7  
907 BLW SW-7  
1002 BLW FP-7  
1003 EMD FP-7  
1027 EMD GP-7  
1028 EMD GP-7  
1029 EMD GP-7  
1030 EMD GP-7  
1031 EMD GP-7  
1032 EMD GP-7  
1033 EMD GP-7  
1034 EMD GP-7  
1035 EMD GP-7  
1036 EMD GP-7  
1037 EMD GP-7  
1038 EMD GP-7  
1039 EMD GP-7  
1040 EMD GP-7  
6390 EMD GP-40  

DIESEL ROSTER W R A

Number Mf'gr Model Date
522 EMD GP-7  
523 EMD GP-7  
524 EMD GP-7  
525 EMD GP-7  
526 EMD GP-7  
531 EMD GP-9  
571 EMD GP-7  
621 BLW VO-1000  
630 BLW DS-4-4-1000  
701 EMD GP-40  
6795 EMD GP-40  

MODELING DETAILS-ATLANTA & WEST POINT

CRANES

Anyone know if the Atlanta & West Point or the Western Railway of Alabama had any cranes? Any pictures posted anywhere? Ron Jones The West Point Route diagram book I have shows five cranes, No.s 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. I have negatives of No. 5, and No. 6, which is not shown in my diagram book. Bob Hanson According to the GaRR Locomotive Diagram book published by the ACL/SAL HS (or, as Denis says, the SAL/"that other road" HS), the A&WP had a 115 ton Bucyrus wreck crane, #2, and the W of A had a 60 ton Industrial Works crane. The date of this book is 1946 ...If you go to this page, you will see a list of documents available-- mostly diagram books, but a start... Jeff Scarbrough

FP7's

Guys, I'm modeling an A&WP FP7. The only pictures that I have available are those in "Classic Diesels of the South." They are great shots, but I can't be sure whether the grilles were Farr type or the F7 style that ACL used on their FP7s. Can you A&WP gentlemen help me again? Jim Roquemore Farr is/was the name of a supplier of parts for EMD. I recall that all the grilles of both types used on the F, FP, And E units were manufactured by Farr. This has become a point of confusion in modeling circles when some one refers to a "Farr" grille. There are two types of Farr grilles used on all 3 types of cab units: Grilles with horizontal fins and grilles with vertical fins. The fins are the parallel metal slats between which the air is taken in to cool the radiators. They are purely decorative and not adjustable. The horizontal type was the earlier and on a FP7 there were 21 vertical supports for the horizontal-running fins. There were only 4 visible vertical posts with the vertical fin type. On a F-unit, these vertical posts divided the vertical fins into 3 groups. This is what Athearn was apparently trying to copy with their F7s. Vertically, the fins were supported by two horizontal members which divide the grill, top to bottom, into 3 equal parts. The ACL FP7s in the first order of 20 engines all had the horizontal fins. Look at the middle photo on page 66 of Warren's fine book "Atlantic Coast Line--the Diesel Years". It shows #881 clearly with the horizontal fins. Note how they are grouped: starting at the cab is a double vertical post, then 5 single posts, another double post, 1 single post, another double post, 5 single posts, another double post, 5 more single posts, and, finally, a double vertical post. Count the spaces between the double posts: starting at the cab end, you get 6-2-6-6, standard for a FP7. Note: a F7 would be 6-6-6. I cannot cite any side views of ACL FP7s with the vertical fins, but Warren's book shows photos of #s 885 and 893 which appear to have them. Now, what kind of grilles are showing in your photos in "Classic Diesels of the South"? Wayne R. Long

PASSENGER CAR COLORS

We have a Gerrit Bruins color photo, c. late '50's, which shows an A&WP heavyweight Pullman ("Lake Belanona") in Albany, NY. The car was painted in a very dark blue with a black roof. Imitation gold lettering was used, along with a stripe along the bottom of the car and another stripe just above the windows (but into the letter board). unknown author...

MODELING DETAILS-GEORGIA RAILROAD

PAINT SCHEME DATES

Black/silver (Switcher-only scheme) - 1948 until about 1950 - not very long.
Blue/silver - Road units - 1948-1959
              Switchers - 1950-1959
Solid blue, silver lettering - 1959-1967
Black, white lettering - 1967-1980
FL gray - 1980-1983

Not all units received all schemes.  Lines South ran an article I wrote a
year or so back about the various schemes.  I believe the issues (2-part
article) are still available.  This included a matrix showing which units
received which schemes.  Diesel Era also ran two articles - one by me and one
by our good friend Warren Calloway on the roster of the Georgia Road and
affiliates and reprinted the matrix.  Unless I'm mistaken these issure are
still available as well.  I'm Warren can tell you for certain as to their
availability.

Minor variations of the lettering arrangements and schemes abound, so the
best advice is to get a photo of the units - both sides - to work from when
modeling.

Bob Hanson

MODELING DETAILS
WESTERN RAILWAY of ALABAMA

I've been on sabbatical this summer from my work as an Episcopal priest in MN. Among the things I've been doing has been traveling to Montgomery, AL and interviewing retired Mtgy railroaders (especially WPR ones) for a video documentary I'm working on. This morning, I met with Mr. Billy Hartley, who worked in the WofA Paint Shop in Mtgy from 1950-1989. He said that for the last 20 years that the Shops in Mtgy were open, he was the only painter in the Paint Shop. I asked him about the paint colors they used. Since you have such an excellent listing of colors on your site, I thought I'd pass this along. I learned a few things, though not all of it is new. The passenger equipment part was what I found especially interesting. Steam: black with white lettering Diesel: Dark blue with aluminum lettering Hvyweight passenger equipment (pre-1950): Pullman green with aluminum lettering Hvyweight passenger equipment (post-1950, but not all at once): dark blue with aluminum lettering Office cars: Pullman green with gold leaf lettering (delux gold towards the end) He said that they made the decision to go blue when L&N began painting their cars blue with yellow lettering. I saw the comment on your site about the "Lake Beladona" being blue with gold lettering and stripes. Mr. Hartley said nothing about this, but since I'm still in Montgomery, I'll give him a call tomorrow and ask him. Information by Andrew Waldo

MODEL PAINT MIXES for ALL ROADS

All the following color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint numbers.
All bottle sizes are 1 fluid ounce size.
Capful refers to the cap on the bottle.
HK=Herald King decals for reference only these are no longer available.
MS=Microscale Decals
C=Custom made on Alps Printer
Black/silver (Switcher-only scheme) - 1948 until about 1950 - not very long.
ROAD A&WP, WRA & GA all
Frame Engine black 414110
Trucks Engine black 414110
Body main color Engine black 414110
Body second color none
Body separator stripe none
Handrails Signal Yellow 404085
Stanchions Engine black 414110
Walkway Engine black 414110
Edge Walkway Engine black 414110
Lettering Flat Alum 414299
Number boards black/white numbers
Decals MS 87-889
Blue/silver - Road units - 1948-1959
Switchers 1950-1959
ROAD A&WP, WRA & GA all
Frame Engine black 414110
Trucks Engine black 414110
Body main color ATSF Blue 414150
Body second color Bright Silver 501990
Body separator stripe none
Handrails Signal Yellow 404085
Stanchions ATSF Blue 414150
Walkway Engine black 414110
Edge Walkway Flat Alum 414299
Lettering Flat Alum 414299
Number boards black/white numbers
Decals MS 87-889
Solid blue, silver lettering - 1959-1967
ROAD A&WP, WRA & GA all
Frame Engine black 414110
Trucks Engine black 414110
Body main color ATSF Blue 414150
Body second color none
Body separator stripe none
Handrails Signal Yellow 404085
Stanchions ATSF Blue 414150
Walkway Engine black 414110
Edge Walkway Flat Alum 414299
Lettering Flat Alum 414299
Number boards black/white numbers
Decals MS 87-889
Black, white lettering - 1967-1980
ROAD A&WP, WRA & GA all
Frame Engine black 414110
Trucks Engine black 414110
Body main color Engine black 414110
Body second color none
Body separator stripe none
Handrails Signal Yellow 404085
Stanchions Engine black 414110
Walkway Engine black 414110
Edge Walkway Reefer White 414113
Lettering Reefer White 414113
Number boards black/white numbers
Decals MS 87-889
S.A. McCall