locked Re: Southern Railway Green Light Campaign?

Robert Hanson

I have seen similar clear cubes (I believe that they are made of clear plastic rather than glass) containing a disc as you describe.

They are paperweights and were freight traffic promotional give-away items for the Southern's sales promotion program with the theme "Southern Railway Gives The Green Light to Innovation."  The theme was built around a green railroad signal and the "O" in "Southern" was filled in with green ink in the printed advertisements.

Most, if not all, of the sales reps wore similar "Green Light" lapel pins - a disc with a green center surrounded by a solver circle.

I have one of these pins given to me by S. D (Sam) Guy, VP Sales in the 1970's.

I do not recall exactly when the program started  - late 1960's or early 70's (my guess is the latter) but it went on for a number of years.

I hope this helps.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA

-----Original Message-----
From: John <jptemp@...>
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Sent: Sat, Feb 26, 2022 4:36 pm
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Southern Railway Green Light Campaign?

My name is John and I am president of the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club in Hendersonville, NC. I am also acting Archives Chairman because our Archives Chairwoman is temporarily unable to serve. We have model train layouts and operate a museum that that are all free and open to the public (www.avmrc.com) in the city-owned 1902 former Southern (then  NS) 1902 depot.

A few days ago, we were given a donation of some personal effects from the daughter of a retired Southern police captain who passed away. One of the items is a green colored cylinder surrounded by a silver colored cylinder and enclosed in solid glass. It looks like and is about the size of a hearing aid battery! The donor thought this was part of a Southern Railway campaign from the 1960s called the "Green Light Campaign". In our effort to identify it, I am appealing to anyone who can help me determine more information about this item. It was owned by her father and we want to put it on display in our museum.

I don't know if pictures are permitted in this group but I can send a picture if requested.

Thanks in advance,

John Pezzano

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