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Southern Railway System Painting Information

by hosam


Switchers Freight Cabs Freight Hoods Passenger Cabs Railcar Paint SMRF Paint Discussions


Freightcar Paint Big John Paint Cabooses Paint


Southern Freight Car Brochure Sketches of Early Southern Cabooses


Ps4 ROSTER Steam Locomotive Paint Steam Locomotive Pictures 4501


Crescent Limited History Queen & Crescent Limited History Southern Crescent History


Branchline Rail sizes


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
MS=Microscale Decals

	MS #87-878(1940-1960 HOOD & SWITCHERS)
                     IF YOU DON'T PAINT THE WHITE)	
         MS #87-879(1940-1960 ALL CAB DIESEL UNITS)	
         MS #87-539(LATER HOOD UNITS)	
         MS #87-540 DULUX GOLD STRIPES	
                     IF YOU DON'T PAINT THE WHITE)	

NOTE: 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


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L Pucketts Southern Site
Excellent Southern site, good pics and information...hosam...
Southern Check Digits
Southern Cabooses
Walkway Lights
Hogshead Tobacco Cars
Passenger Train Consists
RS3 Marker lamps
"F" Unit Horns
GP7 Fuel Tank Data
Pasenger Train Operation
Crescent Limited
Lines & Divisions
Southern Railway Subsidiaries

Southern Check Digits

08/23/98 SEMRA list

Not sure if I can make this simple but here goes:

Southern used A, F, H, J, K, L, R, T, W & X on their engines.
let us assign numbers to the above digits A=0, F=1, H=2, J=3, K=4, L=5,
R=6,T=7, W=8 AND X=9.

Take the engine number say 3971 which is an X.

add first number to 2 times the second number plus the third number plus 2
times the fourth number.  3+(2*9)+7+(2*1)=  now this wont work if the
formula is applied straight away.  If any result such as (2*9) which is 18
then you use the two digits in 18 as 1+8.  Now the formula becomes
3+(1+8)+7+2=21.  WE are not there yet.  you subtract the answer from the
next larger even number in units of 10. In this example this would be
30-21=9 OR X.

Another example might be engine 701 which is a J.

Since there are only 3 digits simply put a zero in front.  This will give
0+(2*7)+0+(2*1)= 0+(1+4)+0+(2)=7  10-7=3 which is J.

This is for all who don't have internet access or a large library.....





  Guys, I was just looking over one of the new Atlas GP-38HH models and I
 noticed a detail part that was missing from the shell and one that some
 of you may want to add. The part that I'm referring to is the toilet
 water fill hatch which is found on either side of the short hood of most
 all SOUTHERN lcomotives.

Poop chute (SMRF term), part 24 in all Cannon Hi-Hood kits, look and I'll bet you you didn't install them! Don't forget the label just above them. And that's the firemans side of the short hood!! What's with this left and right business???...hosam...

In referrng to my SOUTHERN books and my photo collection, I see that the GP-38's ( and AC's ) that had this feature always located on the left side of the short hood. Not all my photos show this hatch so if you want to leave it off, you can do so and still be prototypical.

GP-38 & 38AC's were usually on firemans side of short hood. GP-38-2's were generally on the engineers side of short hood...

Let me offer you a suggestion as to how to add this part and even how to add it to decorated models. Go to your favorite art or engineering supply store and purchase an engineer's drawing template....mine is made by Template Designs, part no. TD 422. On this template is a series of squares and one of them is the correct size for the water hatch. You may have to trim the template to use it, but be sure to leave a square side so as to be able to line up the cuts you are about to make. lay the template on the short hood and scribe the outline of the square onto the model. Now drill a series of small holes witin the lines of this square and remove this portion of the plastic. Trim the edges VERY, VERY carefully to get a tight fit and file smooth with any small files you may have on hand. Please take your time trimming the square by cutting once, fitting twice. After you are satisfied with your fit, paint the hatch, let dry and secure with your choice of cement. I hope this helps. If there are any questions, feel free to write back to me and this list.

Good idea and don't forget to add a sand filler on short hood after filling in the hole left by moving the bell to long hood end...
How about the fuel filters under the walkway on firemans side just after the notch?? Renumber to 2741 and you won't have to fiddle with the fuel tanks!...
Renumber 2803 to 2879, add spark arresters and the "John A. Chambliss" under firemans window, install the "poop chute" up a bit higher than the 2741.
And last of all don't forget to move the "F" from the short end to the long end, and turn the engineer around so he's facing the right way...hosam...

This was a retro-fit, and the as delivered units did not have this hatch. Those modeling newly delivered units in the late 1960s and early to mid- 1970s would not need this part. It appeard that Southern began adding these in late 1970s-early 1980s time frame. Warren Calloway



    Let's take a stab at the Southern steel caboose.

    In 1941 and '42 the Southern built a number of steel, bay-window
cabooses at the Spartanburg shops from old stock cars and drop bottom gons.
These were 38' and numbered X2282-2929. They had rounded rear roof corners.
    From '48-51 new all-steel bay window cabooses were built: X3139-3270.
Some of these were rebuilt in '52 with welded sides.
    The X6868 series -- still 38' -- was built in '51 onward.
    All of these critters look 'about' the same.
    You can fake an Athearn the hard way or the easy way.  Easy, slice the
bay-window roof to about 60 degrees, cement on a flat hunk of styrene and
call it a night.
    You can replace the walkways, making the floor square all around, as
opposed to Athearns indented steps -- and apply box-style steps.
Check Walthers, somebody makes a white metal part that works with minimum
    You can fabricate new sides out of styrene to get the window spacing
correct.  SRR cabooses have four evenly spaced, even sized windows per side,
plus three in the bay.  Then get one round porthole per end, cover the
existing end and you're kinda close.
    Microscale makes the decals on a minisheet, if memory serves.
    The Walthers bay-window caboose is really a better starting place.
It's closer to the right length, the bay roof is okay, the side windows are
wrong, the steps are closer, but the indent on the end platforms is wrong
    Somebody knows better, but I think the Athearn bay is based on a SP
prototype.  I use it for my own road, because it's really close to a second
run of bay-window cabooses the P&LE bought.  But I do pretend, er, proto-
    I love the Southern, it's Alexandria Union Station is just a mile from
my driveway, but I model the NYC and it's kin circa 63.  There are reference
books out there, go get'em.
Bernie Halloran

Southern Railway Subsidiary Cabooses (late-60s to late-80s)

Numbers Road Type Notes

X4-X97 C.G. wood cupola caboose - new (which numbers?)
X90 C.G. wood cupola caboose - new, rptd. S.R.
X10-X15 INT. wood cupola caboose - new (not all carried "X" 
after merger).
X16 INT. wood cupola caboose - ex-N.&W.
X20-X21 INT. wood cupola caboose - ex-DL&W. 614, 670.
X25-X35 CR&N. baywindow caboose - new. (one # skipped?).
X65-X67 G&F. steel cupola caboose - new?
X70-X71 TA&G. baywindow caboose - acquired 1961, ex-S.R.
X122 GAS&C. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R. (ex-3122?)
X153 Ga.No. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R. (ex-3153?)
X251-X253 S&A. steel cupola caboose - new.
X255-X256 S&A. steel cupola caboose - ex-Reading (?).
X258-X259 Tenn. baywindow caboose - ex-209-210, ex-S.R.
(309) A&EC. baywindow caboose - retired late-60s.
X400 SR/CG. baywindow caboose - new, Southern Iron & Equip. 6/69.
X485 SR/CG. baywindow caboose - new, Gantt 1970.
X515 SR/CG. baywindow caboose - new, Gantt 11-70.
X592 SR/CG. baywindow caboose - new, Gantt 9-71.
X600 GS&F. baywindow caboose - ex-X8543.
X2912 G&F. baywindow caboose - round roof, ex-S.R.
X2919 CG. baywindow caboose - round roof, ex-S.R.
X2924 A&N. baywindow caboose - round roof, ex-S.R.
X3099 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3118 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3136 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3149 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3151 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3156 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R., sold to P.C./CR. 18439.
X3169 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3172 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R., sold to P.C./CR. 18441.
X3201 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3227 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3265 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3291 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X3312 CG. baywindow caboose - ex-S.R.
X6060-X6068 AGS. baywindow caboose
X6895 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-NO&NE.
X6900 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-NO&NE.
X6905 G&F. baywindow caboose - ex-NO&a

Information from Jerry M. LaBoda 08/20/01



>  Southern Railway had walkway lights on their units. These were mounted on
> the side of the hood near the roof to illuminate the locomotive's walkways
> and I think SR is the only railroad that used them. In the past when I was
> in Seattle I have used fairly expensive brass castings that came from a
> small manufacturing source.
> Does anyone make these things in plastic? At a lower cost?
> Alton Lanier

  Details West has had these for some time now.  Part #172, 8 for $1.25.  
See Walthers 2001 catalog page 913 or go to:Details West

You will have to fab a bracket for some applications but in many cases just
clip the post and CA to side of unit...



A couple of observations on the Southern Tobacco Hogsheads cars, as modeled
by Ambroid and Quality Craft (is the Quality Craft kit a re-issue of the
Ambroid 1 of 5000 ?). The cars as delivered in 1963 were lettered in the
then-current Southern block lettering - 24" SOUTHERN, 16" road #, 12" motto
"SUPER CUSHION SERVICE" in white on a SR freightcar red body. The large
"SOUTHERN" and road number were  centered to left of door, the motto "super
cushion service" was centered to the right of the door, each word above the
next. Over the years, these cars received all the variations of modern era
Southern freightcar lettering schemes, including the "SOUTHERN gives a green
light to innovations" scheme with green inside the "O" in SOUTHERN, 1980-era
"thin block lettering", post-1982 Southern "N&W-style" rounded Gothic, and a
few have actually gotten the full NS image retaining SR reporting marks. All
lettering has alwys been white. Carbody color changed from the more reddish
SR freightcar red early on to a more brownish hue by 1982. The NS repaints
got the same darker brown that is current on NS house cars. I don't know
about the Quality Craft kit, but the Ambroid car came with decals for the
as-delivered scheme, along with a well-done lettering diagram. I'm unaware
of other decals for this car.

The Ambroid kit of this car is modeled with a roll-up door. This door was
discarded early on as a maintenance headache and was replaced by a plug door
of Southern design that is basically flat plate with 2 stiffeners and easy
to model. All these cars were modified with the plug door by the Southern.
Most still retain the green skylights also, which are a transluscent
fibreglass material.
These cars are universally referred to on the Southern and sucessor NS as
"tobacco barns". There are about 25 or so of the hip-roof tobacco barns
still in service, although changes in the tobacco industry and the
containerization of international shipping have largely taken them out of
tobacco service now. The remaining cars in this area are serving in rubber
truck tire service from Goodyear in Danville, VA to points all over the US.
The 40-year FRA lifetime limit on underframes on cars in interchange service
will soon sideline these interesting and distinctive cars. If you're
interested in seeing them in service, come to Danville, VA, but don't tarry,
as change happens. A few will almost always be found in the old NF&D yard
east of the passenger station, which is used for empty car holding for
Goodyear. You might also get lucky and see one in your local area. I'm told
a lot of traffic from Goodyear goes through Conway, PA to pointsthroughout
the N.E. US.

Bob Graham



HOSAM, heres a consist for your info.  Will send some more 
later when I have more time.

Southerner, Train 47, New York to New Orleans, arriving 
N.O., Mar 18, 1947

SOU 2802   E-6A
SOU 705 Bedford   Bag-dorm-coach
SOU 806 Huntsville   Coach
SOU 804 Georgia  Coach
SOU 3302 Virginia Diner
SOU 801 Maryland Coach
SOU 808 Sheffield Coach
SOU 1102 Louisiana  tavern Lounge Observation car

More later if you want.  

 Here's some more.  These are from Robert Wayner's book 
"Passenger Train Consists 1923-1973".  I got my local 
library to borrow it on a inter-library loan.  Mine 
actually came from the State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin of all places!  It's about 95 pages of consists.

Skyland Special, Sou train 24, Jacksonville to Asheville, 
departing Savannah on Mar 10, 1946
SOU 1253         4-6-2 steam
SOU  406          Bag-Exp car
SOU 4056          Bag-Exp 
SOU 697           Bag-coach
SOU 1646          Coach
SOU 1631          Coach
McCain            12 sec - 1 drawing room
Point Lay         10 sect - 2 drawing rooms
Sou 1414          Coach

Crescent, train 37, New York to New Orleans, departing 
Lynchburg, VA Jan 16, 1940

SOU 1395      4-6-2 steam
SOU 31         postal car
W.C.C. Claiborne  bag-buffet-club car
Park Road         14 sections
Andrew Pickens    10 sec - 1 drawing room - 2dbl bed rm
SOU 3170           diner
Canonbury Tower    8 sec - 1drawing rm - 3dbl bed rm
William Davidson   8 sec - 5 dbl bd rm
Winthrop College    10 sec - 1 compart - 2 drawing rm
Zebulon B. Vance   10 sec - 2 drawing rm
Robert E Lee     3 compart - 2 draw rm - lounge observation

Tennessean, tr. 45, Washington to Memphis, departing Wash. 
DC on 1/11/47
SOU 2912            E-7A
SOU 2907            E-7A
SOU 22              postal
SOU 349             Bag-exp
SOU 703 Cleveland   bag-dorm-coach
SOU 1200            coach
SOU 1547            coach
SOU 904 Loudon      coach
SOU 3303 Chattanooga diner
SOU 812 Charlottesville  coach
SOU 807 Buntyn       coach
SOU 1152 Memphis     tavern-lounge-obs
James W. Sloss       12sec-1 drawing rm
Jennings             12 sec - 1 draw rm
Villa Verde          10 sec - 3 dbl br
New Yorker, SOU tr. 40, Atlanta to New York, departing 
Atlanta Jan 13, 1948
SOU 2914                E7A
SOU 2915                E7A
PRR 6288                bag.
N&W 134                 bag-exp
SOU 272                 bag-mail
PRR 7838                bag-exp
SOU 660                 bag-coach
SOU 1203                coach
SOU 1005                coach
SOU 3163                diner
General Longstreet      10 sec - lounge
Robert Toombs           10sec - 2 dr rm
Lake Mitchell           10 sec -1 dr rm- 2 cmpts
Crescent, tr 37, New York to New Orleans, departing 
Washington on Apr 9, 1968

SOU 6913                E-8A
SOU 2924                E-8A
SOU 2920                E-7A
SOU 1750 Decatur        bag-mail storage car
SOU 837                 coach
SOU 3399                coach
SOU 3789                coach
SOU 815                 coach
SOU 821                 coach
SOU 2010 Rapidan River  10 rmt-6 dbr
SOU 3307                diner
SOU 2023 Warrior River  10rmt-6dbr
PRR 8355 Patapsco River  10rmt-6dbr
SOU 2353 Crescent Shores 1master room-2 dr rm-buffet-lounge
SOU 2019 Tugalo River    10rmt-6dbr
SOU Carolina             Business car
SOU Virginia             Business car
Southern Crescent, train1, Washington to New Orleans, 
departing Atlanta 11/26/72
SOU 6903                   E-8A
SOU 6912                   E-8A
SOU 6904                   E-8A
SOU 711                    bag-dorm
SOU 816                    caoch
Amtrak 5602                coach
SOU 840                    coach
SOU 821                    coach
SOU 2012 Saluda River      10rmt-6dbr
SOU 3400 Emory River       10rmt-6dbr
SOU 2008 Pacolet River     10rmt-6dbr
SOU Shenandoah River       10rmt-6dbr
SOU 3311                   diner
SOU 1602                   dome parlor car
SOU 6                      business car
That's it Sam, hope you like it.  My eyes are getting kind 
of crossed so there may be typos.  If some car doesn't 
match a name or number you have we can try to sort it out.
Jim Murrie



Guys, Now that we've picked up more list members since I asked this
question earlier, I'd now like to see if someone new can answer my
question for me.

I'd like to know how the class lights work on an RS-3 locomotive. Are
there three colored lenses on each fixture or are the three lenses clear
and are turned on the fixture to display the proper train class??
Thanks for your help,

Bob Harpe

I too have "longed" to know about these class lights and especially the
colors.  From my research, this is what I have found.

A few years back I bought a book titled SIGNAL LIGHTS by David
Dreimiller and for the life of me cannot remember how or where I got
it. Anyway, on page 61 a section begins on Pyle National Electric Marker
Lamps and continues with Classification Lamps.  These lamps look like
the little class lights found on RS-3, S-2's and other early generation
diesels of Southern.

The book indicates the lamps were electric and have four lenses which
are held in by rubber gaskets. The "ball shaped" fixture holding the lenses
is secured by a small hold-down bolt.  The bolt passes through this
fixture downward to the electric base socket (which is how it's mounted to
the hood.) "Color changes were made by loosening this bolt and rotating the
top assembly."

Now comes the confusing part.  On one page a caption under a picture
reads "..lamp shown here is fitted with green and red lenses" On the next
page, the text continues "Classification lamps were attached to the front of
the locomotive. Most classification lamps provided only two indications, one
to the front and one to the side. Although most featured some method of
changing the color of the lenses displayed, the standard colors used
were white and green."

It continues further with "As with marker lamps, the combination of
lenses displayed was dependent on the purpose of the train and was dictated
by the railroad's rule book.  For example, extra trains typically
displayed classification lamps showing white lenses to both the front and
the side."

As I said, this is confusing as to what color should be modeled.  This
hasn't really answered the question, and is probably more than anyone
wanted to know (or read) about this.  I'd appreciate more info on this
as I'm modeling the late '50's in what I call the "green years" and love
them RS-3's!!!  On Geeps, I'm just using clear or white lenses as that is
what it looks like in all pictures.

mike garber

Found a close up shot of a Southern/CNO&TP RS3. Marker definitely has
three lens.
Will make print and scan. Also had some small levers/handles used the change
the color of the marker.

Warren Calloway


"F" Unit Horns 1950-60's

06/16/01 SMRF list
I looked over a large number of photos and slides I have of Southern F's in
service today.  All I have looked at so far through the late 70's have some
reversed chimes in their five chime Nathan horn cluster.  The SR F-unit
pictures with all five chimes pointing forward were taken in the 80's of the
four final FP7's used in excursion and office car train service.  In the
early 80's these four FP7's had their horns changed from the original cord
operated straight pneumatic horn system to the sander-type switch operated
electro-pneumatic system used on most later SR road switchers.  Possibly this
may have been when the chimes may have been reconfigured all facing forward
or possibly replaced with a new horn cluster with all chimes facing forward.

Ben Lee


GP7 Fuel Tank Data

8210 - 8213 8210-8213 GS&F 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. YES NO 1040 gal   6068 10984-10987 May-50
8216 106 CG 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal. NO NO     5004 12068 Jul-50
  107 CG 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal NO NO   Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 5004 12069 Jul-50
8217-8220 120-123 CG 1100 gal 1100 gal 1100 gal. YES NO 1100 gal Air tanks on roof 5059 9661-9663 May-51
8221-8229 124-132 CG 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal. NO NO     5118 14479-14488 04/51-05/51
8230 406 A&EC 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6299 14571 May-51
8231-8234 701-704 G&F 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal. NO NO     6069 11091-11094 Sep-50
  705-706 G&F 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal NO NO   Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 6069 11095-11096 Sep-50
8235-8236 705-707 TA&G 1200 gal 1200 gal 1200 gal. NO NO     6303 14569-14570 Apr-51
8237 708 TA&G 1200gal 1200gal 1200 gal. NO NO     6303 14740 Aug-51
8238-8244 2063-2069 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6485 17675-17681 Jan-53
8245 2070 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1500 gal. NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 6485 17682 Jan-53
8246 2071 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6485 17683 Jan-53
  2072 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO   Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 6485 17684 Jan-53
8247-8248 2073-2074 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6485 17685-17686 Jan-53
  2075 SOU 800 gal 1600 gal 1600 gal. NO NO   Modified capy at Spencer-Ret prior to 8200-series #s 6485 17687 Jan-53
8249-8250 2076-2077 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6485 17688-17689 Jan-53
8251-8260 2156-2165 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. YES NO 1040 gal 2159, 2161, 2164 have 800 gallons water capacity 5078 13460-13469 Apr-51
8261 2166 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     5117 13470 Jun-51
  2167 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO   Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 5117 13471 Jun-51
8262-8269 2168-2173 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     5117 13472-13477 Jun-51
8269 2174 SOU 800 gal 1500 gal 800 gal NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 5117 13478 Jun-51
8269 2175 SOU 800 gal 1500 gal 1500 gal. NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 5117 13479 Jun-51
8270 2176 SOU 800 gal 1500 gal 800 gal NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 5117 13480 Jun-51
8271 2177 SOU 800 gal 1500 gal 1500 gal. NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 5117 13481 Jun-51
8272-8273 2178-2179 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     5117 13482-13483 Jul-51
8274 2180 SOU 800 gal 1500 gal 800 gal. NO NO   Modified capacity at Spencer 5117 13484 May-51
8275-8277 2181-2183 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1440 gal. NO YES   MOD 1967-RC Master 5208 16501-16503 Sep-52
  2184 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1440 gal. NO YES   MOD 1967-RC Master-Retired prior to 8200 series #s 5208 16504 Sep-52
8278 2185 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1440 gal. NO YES   MOD 1967-RC Master 5208 16505 Sep-52
  2186 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1440 gal. NO YES   MOD 1967-RC Master-Retired prior to 8200 series #s 5208 16506 Sep-52
8279-8285 2187-2189 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 1440 gal. NO YES   MOD 1967-RC Master 5208 16507-16509 Sep-52
8282-8285 2190-2193 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal NO YES     5208 16510-16513 Sep-52
  2194 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal NO YES   Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 5208 16514 Sep-52
8286-8287 2195-2196 SOU 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal NO YES     5208 16515-16516 Sep-52
8288 2197 NO&NE 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. NO NO     6485 17674 Jan-53
  6200-6201 CNO&TP 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal YES NO 800 gal Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 6032 10146-10147 Apr-50
8289-8290 6202-6203 CNO&TP 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. YES NO 800 gal   6032 10148-10149 Apr-50
8291-8292 6204-6205 CNO&TP 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal. YES NO 800 gal   6032 10977-10978 Apr-50
8293-8297 6240-6244 CNO&TP 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal YES NO 800 gal   6490 17669-17673 Jan-53
8298-8299 6540-6541 AGS 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal YES NO 800 gal   6067 10979-10980 May-50
  6542 AGS 800 gal 800 gal 800 gal YES NO 800 gal Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 6067 10981 May-50
8300 6543 AGS 800 gal. 800 gal. 800 gal YES NO 800 gal   6067 10982 May-50
  6544 AGS 800 gal. 800 gal. 800 gal YES NO 800 gal Retired prior to 8200-series number assignment. 6067 10983 May-50
Warren Calloway



from the April 30, 1967 SRWY timetable w/E8 #6908 on cover
For routes refer to SYSTEM MAPTo return click on back button on your browser

    #37 Southbound #38 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Atlanta, Ga. via the SOU
    From Atlanta, Ga. to Montgomery, Al. via the WPR
    From Montgomery, AL. to New Orleans via the L&N

    #47 Southbound 348 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to New Orleans via the SOU

    #29 Southbound #36 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Atlanta, Ga. via the SOU

    #35 Southbound 334 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Salisbury, Nc. via the SOU

    #37-15 & 47-15 Southbound #16-38 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Asheville, Nc. via the SOU

    Daily #1-28(SC train)1-28-22(NC Train)
    Southbound #27-2(NC Train) &
    #21-27-2(SC Train) Northbound
    From Chicago, Il. to Cincinnati, Oh. via the NYC
    From Chicago, Il. to Cincinnati, Oh. via the PRR
    From Detroit to Toledo, Oh. via the C&O
    From Toledo, Oh. to Cincinnati, Oh. via the B&O
    From Cincinnati, Oh. to Coloumbia, SC via the SRR(SC train)
    From Asheville, NC to Greensboro, Nc. via the SRR(NC train)

    #17 Southbound #18 Northbound
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Lynchburg, Va. via the SOU
    From Lynchburg, Va. to Bristol, Tn. via the N&W
    From Bristol, Tn. to Birmingham, Al. via the SOU

    THE PELICAN Daily #41 Southbound #42 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Lynchburg, Va. via the SOU
    From Lynchburg, Va. to Bristol, Tn. via the N&W
    From Bristol, Tn. to Meridian, Ms. via the SOU
    From Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. via the IC
    From Shreveport, La. to New Orleans via the SOU

    #41-45 Southbound #46-42 Northbound
    From Boston, Ma. to New York via NYNH&H
    From NY to Washington, DC via the PRR
    From DC to Lynchburg, Va. via the SOU
    From Lynchburg, Va. to Bristol, Tn. via the N&W
    From Bristol, Tn. to Memphis, Tn. via the SOU

    #20-9 Southbound #10-19 Northbound
    From Atlanta, Ga. to Albany, Ga. via the C of GA
    From Albany, Ga. to Jacksonville, Fl. via the ACL

    #108 Southbound #107 Northbound
    From Atlanta, Ga. to Savannah, Ga via the Cof GA

    Data for the Queen & Crescent
    is from the April, 1947 SRR timetable
    Cincinnati was known as the Queen City
    New Orleans was known as the Crescent City

    THE QUEEN & CRESCENT Daily Trains
    #1, 3 Southbound, Trains #2, 4 Northbound
    From Cincinnati, Oh. to Meridian, Ms. via the SRR
    From Meridian, Ms. to Shreveport, La. via the ICRR
    From Shreveport, La. to New Orleans, La. via the SRR



  The "Crescent Limited" an all Pullman, extra fare train from New York to
New Orleans was begun on April 26, 1925.  Pulled by the Ps4 Pacific No 1372,
which was painted standard black but specially lettered for the "Crescent
Limited"(photo in "Steel Steam and Limiteds" page 162)

The President of the Southern, Fairfax Harrison, ordered the all Ps4's painted green, after returning from a vacation in England in 1925. The remainder of the Ps4's were delivered from the manufacturer in green.

In 1929 the pullman company delivered the two-color green cars, before this the pullmans were the standard "Pullman Green". The exteriors of the cars are painted in two shades of green. The sides of the cars up to the window sills and the panels above the windows are painted Virginia Green, the shade which Southern Railway passenger locomotives are painted. The panels between the windows are in a lighter shade. All the cars are lettered "Crescent Limited" in gold leaf in the upper panels.

Each train includes one club car; one 8-section, 2 compartment, 1-drawing room sleeping car; one 14-section car; four 10-section, 2-drawing room cars; (2) one 3-compartment, 2-drawing room observation car. Southern Railway postal car is handled between Washington and Atlanta and dining car between Monroe and Atlanta, making the maximum consist ten cars between Monroe and Atlanta. (3) The Southern Railway cars are painted just as the Pullman cars with the exception that the word "Southern" is painted at the ends of the upper panels in place of the word "Pullman."

This train operated as such till 1934 when the name was dropped. The train was renamed 37 & 38 and operated with coaches till 1938. The Southern renamed the train "Crescent" at this time and operated it till 1979. At this time it was transferred to AMTRAK.


The "Queen & Crescent Limited", an all Pullman, extra fare train from Cincinnati to New Orleans, was begun on May 1, 1926. This train was similar to the "Crescent Limited" except routing.


System Divisions and Lines

This information from the January 1946 timetable

Charleston Division
Charleston and Columbia
Charleston, Branchville and Augusta
Kingville, Rock Hill and Marion

Charlotte Division
Charlottte and Atlanta
Toccoa and Elberton--Lula and Athens

Columbia Division
Columbia, Savannah and Jacksonville
Columbia and Spartanburg
Lockhart Junction and Lockhart
Columbia and Greenville

Danville Division
Monroe and Spencer
Greensboro and Goldsboro

Richmond Division
Richmond and Danville
Norfolk and Danville

Washington Division
Washington and Monroe

Winston-Salem Division
Greensboro and Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem and Charlotte
Winston-Salem and North Wilkesboro
Charlotte and Statesville

Appalachia Division
Bulls Gap and Rogersville

Asheville Division
Asheville and Spartansburg
Salisbury and Asheville
Asheville and Murphy

Atlanta Division
Atlanta and Austell
Atlanta, Austell and Chattanooga
Atlanta and Macon
Atlanta, Macon and Brunswick
Atlanta and Columbia..Williamson
Williamson and Fort Valley
Cochran and Hawkinsville
Rome and Attalla

Knoxville Division
Asheville, Knoxville and Oakdale
Knoxville, Clinton and Fonde
Corryton and Cumberland Gap
Knoxville & Augusta Division
Knoxville and Maryville

Memphis Division
Chattanooga and Memphis
Sheffield and Florence

Birmingham Division
Atlanta and Birmingham
Birmingham and Columbus, Ms.
Sheffield, Paris and Birmingham

Louisville Division
Louisville and Danville

Mobile Division
Birmingham, Wilton, Selma and Mobile
Rome, Anniston, Selma and York
Selma, Marion Junction and Akron

St.Louis Division
Louisville and St. Louis


Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Chattanooga and Meridian
Baltimore Steam Packet Company
Baltimore and Norfolk Service
Blue Ridge Railway
Carolina & Northwestern Railway
Cincinnatti, New Orleans & Texas Pacific
Cincinnatti and Chattanooga
Danville & Western Railway
Georgia Southern & Florida Railway
Macon and jacksonville
Valdosta and Palatka
Louisville & New Corydon Railroad
New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad
Meridian and New Orleans
Talluah Falls Railway
Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad


Subsidary Companies

    Operating Railroads and Terminals 
    Class I 
    The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company 
    Central of Georgia Railroad Company 
    The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company
    Class II 
    Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company 
    Norfolk Southern Railway Company 
    Class III 
    Atlantic and East Carolina Railway Company 
    Birmingham Terminal Company
    Camp Lejeune Railroad Company 
    Chattanooga Station Company 
    The Georgia Northern Railway Company
    Interstate Railroad Company 
    Live Oak, Perry and South Georgia Company Railway Company
    Louisiana Southern Railway Company
    New Orleans Terminal Company
    St. Johns River Terminal Company
    State University Railroad Company (54%)
    Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Company
    Tennessee Railway Company
    Other Companies owned or controlled by the SRR
    Airforce Pipeline, Inc.
    Arrowood-Southern Company
    Arrowood Southern Executive Park, Inc.
    The Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Railway Company
    Atlanta Terminal Company
    Blue Ridge Railway Company
    Charlotte-Southern Corporation
    Chattanooga Terminal Railway Company
    Citico Realty Company
    Danville and Western Railway Atlantic and North Carolina
    Durham and South Carolina Railroad Company
    Elberton Southern Railway Company
    The Georgia Midland Railway
    High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company (86%)
    Lenoir Car Works
    Macon Terminal Company
    Memphis and Charleston Railway Company 
    Mobile and Birmingham Railroad Company (78%) 
    The National Investment Company
    Norfolk Southern Industrial Development Corp.
    The North Carolina Midland Railroad Company (97%) 
    Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah
    Southern Rail Terminals, Inc.
    Southern Rail Terminals of Alabama, Inc. 
    Southern Railway-Carolina Division
    Southern Region Coal Transport, Inc
    Southern Region Distribution Services, Inc.
    Southern Region Industrial Realty, Inc.
    Southern Region Investment Company
    Southern Region Materials Supply, Inc.
    Southern Region Motor Transport, Inc.
    South Western Rail Road Company (98%)
    Terminal Properties, Inc.
    Transylvania Railroad Company (97%)
    Virginia and Southwestern Railway Company
    Yadkin Railroad Company (74%)
    Participating Ownership In Other Companies
    Not Included In Consolidated Reporting
    Algers, Winslow and Western Railway Company
    Arrowood Corporate Center Associates
    Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company
    Augusta and Summerville Railroad Company 
    Beaver Street Tower Company
    Central Transfer Railway and Storage Company
    Chatham Terminal Company
    Chattanooga Choo-Choo Company
    The Cincinnati Union Terminal Company
    l575 Eye Street Associates
    Fruit Growers Express Company
    Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad Company
    Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company
    The North Carolina Railroad Company
    North Charleston Terminal Company
    Pullman Company
    Queen City Developers
    Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company
    Richmond-Washington Company
    7000 North Fairfax Street Limited Partnership
    Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
    Trailer Train Company
    Woodstock & Blocton Railway Company
    Railroads Leased and Operated-Not Owned
    Cincinnati Southern Railway


S.A. McCall