locked Re: Cab Unit Heralds

A&Y Dave in MD


Never insisted or even suggested that anyone who is knowledgeable about the Southern should use any other term but medallion.

I’ll let someone else answer about the point of my post.  Some Southern box cars had a medallion in aluminum paint.


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On Jan 7, 2020, at 10:15 AM, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:


I’m not sure what your point is but this group is about the Southern Railway….the Southern did not use the term “Herald”, why should we use/propagate it?


On Jan 7, 2020, at 9:32 AM, A&Y Dave in MD <dbott@...> wrote:

The list is not a company, but imagine if you went into a store and asked what aisle the Kleenex were in and the clerk said “I’ll let some other staff tell you where they are, but you should know that the correct term is facial tissue.”

I do not know the answer to the actual question, but i know there are 1950 era photos with black lettering in the medallion. The only green lettering I have seen definitively is on the much later ‘wheel on rail’ layout where the slogan is in the ‘rail’ element of the graphic on passenger units.


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On Jan 7, 2020, at 7:24 AM, Robert Hanson via Groups.Io <RHanson669@...> wrote:

And EMD called it a "Medallion."

Bob Hanson

-----Original Message-----
From: George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...>
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Sent: Mon, Jan 6, 2020 9:43 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Cab Unit Heralds

I'll leave the color question to others but first I'll harp on "herald". The Southern Railway always/only called the round "Southern Serves the South" stencil a "Monogram". Other railroads may have used the term "herald" but not the Southern.


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