O Fenton Wells
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For what it is worth I also find it interesting when looking at the SR Hayne Shop Partition Coach Interior Finish specs for color, materials and fabric interior finishes, the railroad does not differentiate by color, or finish or materials which restrooms or seating areas are for the different classes of passengers. Nothing I've read in the car files or the shop files makes one think that the SR was racist in any way. If one did not know why a coach was called a Partition Coach the documents would never tell us.
I started a page on FB dedicated to that very proposition. It’s called “Fire Up 1401”.
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We know that the Southern delivered 1401 shopped and painted. There is NO way the railroad would have done it any other way. Now…could we get someone super rich to become railfans and help get the engine out of display purgatory? …Or at least help us and TVRM at Chattanooga?
On Apr 6, 2019, at 10:35 PM, Don Yelverton via Groups.Io <donyelverton@...
Good to hear from you.
What a backwards way to do things. It’s not that difficult to use the correct color temp lighting. You’d think they’d never lighted a display before. Wonder how many other items they’ve done like this? I’m sure it’s not the first time. Wonder what color the PS4 would using this methodology?
On Apr 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Bill Schafer <bill4501@...
I know the answer to the car color. The SRHA knows it’s wrong; the Smithsonian chose not to utilize the correct colors, saying that the authentic colors wouldn’t look “right” in the lighting that would be used where the car would be displayed. This information came directly to me from Bill Withuhn.
Coupled with the apparent lack of luggage racks in the “colored” end of the car, it appears to me that the Smithsonian has not been very conscientious in portraying this car as it was in regular service.
On Apr 6, 2019, at 8:45 PM, Don Yelverton via Groups.Io <donyelverton@...
Where did this car color come from?
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, 07:35:17 PM EDT, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...
I helped do the research on that car in the SRHA archives before it went to the Smithsonian. Other than the fact that the toilets at the ends of the car were slightly different sizes, we found NO differences between the “white" and “colored” sections of the car. It is unlikely the Southern would have been interested in creating any differences as the cars were not always in Jim Crow services and the Southern was very interested in providing good service to its “colored” passengers.
We provided quite a few drawings and specifications for the effort and only asked that SRHA be given appropriate credit in the display, I hope that is the case?