SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, DC.

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10,178 Miles of track including subsidaries.

Includes the following companies:
THE ALABAMA GREAT SOUTHERN COMPANY
ATLANTIC & EAST CAROLINA RAILWAY
ALBANY & NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY
BLUE RIDGE RAILROAD COMPANY
CENTRAL of GEORGIA RAILWAY COMPANY
CAMP LeJUNE RAILROAD COMPANY
CHATTANOOGA TRACTION COMPANY
THE CINCINNATI, NEW ORLEANS & TEXAS PACIFIC CO.
CAROLINA & NORTHWESTERN
DANVILLE & WESTERN
GEORGIA, ASHBURN, SYLVESTER & CAMILLA RAILWAY CO.
GEORGIA & FLORIDA RAILWAY COMPANY
GEORGIA SOUTHERN & FLORIDA RAILWAY COMPANY
GEORGIA NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY
INTERSTATE RAILROAD
KENTUCKY & INDIANA TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY
LIVE OAK, PERRY & GULF RAILROAD COMPANY
LOUISANA SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY
NEW ORLEANS & NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY
NEW RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY
SAVANNAH & ATLANTA RAILWAY COMPANY
SOUTH GEORGIA RAILWAY COMPANY
SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY
TENNESSEE RAILROAD COMPANY
WRIGHTSVILLE & TENNILLE RAILROAD COMPANY

IF NO PAINT INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON A PARTICULAR ROAD, THE SCHEMES ARE AS THE PARENT COMPANY. SEE BELOW

SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
MODEL PAINT MIXES
by hosam

SOUTHERN SOLID BLACK W/WHITE LETTERING 1940-49 BLACK-ENGINE BLACK #414110 DECALS-WALTHERS #88-75(SWITCHERS-WHITE LETTERS) SOUTHERN GREEN & WHITE YELLOW LETTERING 1949-59 GREEN-SOUTHERN SYLVAN GREEN #414374 OR TO MATCH STEWART UNITS USE CNW GREEN #414188 WHITE-SP LETTERING GRAY #414179 OR WHITE #414113 FOR A FADED UNIT DECALS MS #87-62 (ALL CAB UNITS)BOTH GREEN AND WHITE MUST BE PAINTED. MS #87-878(1940-1960 HOOD & SWITCHERS) MS #87-540(USE THESE STRIPES ON HOOD UNITS IF YOU DON'T PAINT THE WHITE) MS #87-879(1940-1960 ALL CAB DIESEL UNITS) SOUTHERN BLACK & WHITE(TUXEDO SCHEME)WITH GOLD LETTERING 1959-82 BLACK-ENGINE BLACK 414110 WHITE-SP LETTERING GRAY #414179 OR WHITE #414113 FOR A FADED UNIT DECALS MS #87-32(EARLY HOOD UNITS) MS #87-539(LATER HOOD UNITS) MS #87-540 DULUX GOLD STRIPES MS #87-540(USE THESE STRIPES ON HOOD UNITS IF YOU DON'T PAINT THE WHITE) BLACK & WHITE (TUXEDO SCHEME) WITH YELLOW LETTERING MS #87-62 (ALL CAB UNITS)BOTH BLACK AND WHITE MUST BE PAINTED.

NOTES: All the color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint.
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

The change to dulux (darker yellow Scotchlite) gold lettering and striping began with SD40-2 3315 in 1978, although the nose heralds continued to be metallic gold through the balance of the last SD40-2 order, ending with 3328 in 1978.
To the best of my knowledge, all the SD24 and GP30 were delivered with metallic gold tape lettering and striping. Photographic evidence supports that some early repaints from green did receive dulux gold painted lettering on a black carbody in 1957 when the change was made to black.
Units repainted after this change also began to receive dulux gold, which would include GP30's. So, it would be accurate to model a GP30 post-1978 in dulux gold Scotchlite, but not before. Quite a few GP30's received the darker yellow dulux gold Scotchlite before the switch to the NS painted pony.
Bob Graham

S.A. McCall