Paint scheme was simple: engine black steamers with passenger locos having decorative striping boxes on tender and cab side. All done in Southern Railway gold-yellow coloring. I have NO IDEA if tender decks or slope sheets were red, and no one who remembers seeing the A&Y can tell me either. We'll probably never know. I don't lose sleep over it :-) Lettering (I haven't estimated sizes using photographic geometry techniques and until there is an accurate steam locomotive model of any A&Y engine, it's almost a moot point): Freight: Atlantic & Yadkin on cab side with # below (Southern Railway Lessor, or words to that effect, in very small print at bottom beginning at forward edge of cab) and large # on side of tender. All of this in Roman font. I have no end shot photographs to see if tender had anything on back. # on headlamp varied with locomotive, but was usually in the Southern Spencer Shops style (but as always, see photos for particular model). Passenger: Atlantic & Yadkin on side of tender with decorative striping in rectangle around edges. Decorative box striping in front of cab and again surrounding road # below cab window. Note: road name not on cab of passenger units.
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