locked Re: Black SOU 4-8-2s in the 1940s

Bill Schafer

Great, Rick. Thanks.

On Sep 16, 2020, at 17:57, rwbrv4 via groups.io <Rwbrv4@...> wrote:

Ben Robert's told me there were 3..Some where I have the pictures he gave me.  Ill try to find them.

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Bill Schafer <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io> wrote:

In the SRHA Archives, we have photographs of at least two Ts-class Mountains, 1453 and 1454, in black paint with dog houses on the tender decks. These are the only two 4-8-2s I know of that got the black treatment in the 1940s. In each case, "Southern" was spelled out on the tender sides instead of large numerals typical of freight engines. 


* Does anyone know of any other SOU Mountains that were painted black just before dieselization?
* Has anyone seen photos of any black Mountains with large numerals on the tenders?
* Does anyone have a photo to share of black 4-8-2s from the 1940s other than 1453 and 1454?
* What service were the black 4-8-2s used in? We have seen a photo of 1454 (black) on a head-end heavy passenger train but none in freight service.

Of course, I haven't been to the Archives recently. It's possible more photos of black 4-8-2s have been unearthed and I just don't know about them. 


--Bill Schafer

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