locked 44 Tonner painting and lettering


Allen Cain
 

I would appreciate getting the same info!

Allen Cain
Modeling the Southern in 1955 in HO
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Allen Cain
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Allen Cain
Modeling the Southern in 1955 in HO Scale


Sam Smith
 

David,

I forgot to mention, because they were not all built at the same time frame, there were some external or visual differences. The most notable is the presence of, or lack of radiator louvers on the ends. Some had a row off louvers on the sides instead of the ends.

When I have time this weekend, I will get you some more specific information.

Samuel Smith


On Wed, Nov 3, 2021 at 8:26 AM, David Eisman
<davideisman@...> wrote:
Thanks very much for your reply. I’m working on a large model project 44 Tonner for 7.5 inch gauge track.  All infos and photos are appreciated !
Thanks again,
David Eisman 


On Nov 2, 2021, at 7:38 PM, Sam Smith via groups.io <sam_smith2004@...> wrote:

David,

I don't have my reference material in front of me right now, but I can provide you the following.
There is not a quick easy answer to your question. The 44 Tonners were not all built at the same time, nor were they all built originally for the Southern. Quite a few of them were acquired when the Southern bought up smaller railroads, such as the Atlantic and East Carolina Railway. The A.&E.C. had at least 2 of these 44 Tonners that were delivered painted in their own colors when new. Then there was one unit, I believe #1955, which was retired and sold while still in the Southern's green scheme. 
As far as their use, they were primarily used on branches that had extremely light weight rail. Probably rail/track that had not been upgraded since the turn of the century.....the last one, not this one....😁

Hope this helps a little,
Samuel Smith
Moultrie, Ga



David Eisman
 

Thanks very much for your reply. I’m working on a large model project 44 Tonner for 7.5 inch gauge track.  All infos and photos are appreciated !
Thanks again,
David Eisman 


On Nov 2, 2021, at 7:38 PM, Sam Smith via groups.io <sam_smith2004@...> wrote:

David,

I don't have my reference material in front of me right now, but I can provide you the following.
There is not a quick easy answer to your question. The 44 Tonners were not all built at the same time, nor were they all built originally for the Southern. Quite a few of them were acquired when the Southern bought up smaller railroads, such as the Atlantic and East Carolina Railway. The A.&E.C. had at least 2 of these 44 Tonners that were delivered painted in their own colors when new. Then there was one unit, I believe #1955, which was retired and sold while still in the Southern's green scheme. 
As far as their use, they were primarily used on branches that had extremely light weight rail. Probably rail/track that had not been upgraded since the turn of the century.....the last one, not this one....😁

Hope this helps a little,
Samuel Smith
Moultrie, Ga


Sam Smith
 

David,

I don't have my reference material in front of me right now, but I can provide you the following.
There is not a quick easy answer to your question. The 44 Tonners were not all built at the same time, nor were they all built originally for the Southern. Quite a few of them were acquired when the Southern bought up smaller railroads, such as the Atlantic and East Carolina Railway. The A.&E.C. had at least 2 of these 44 Tonners that were delivered painted in their own colors when new. Then there was one unit, I believe #1955, which was retired and sold while still in the Southern's green scheme. 
As far as their use, they were primarily used on branches that had extremely light weight rail. Probably rail/track that had not been upgraded since the turn of the century.....the last one, not this one....😁

Hope this helps a little,
Samuel Smith
Moultrie, Ga


David Eisman
 

I’m looking for color photos and detailed drawings of Southern’s 44 Tonner locomotives in green paint with the large round SR logo on the side.  I’m particularly interested in the history of their painting and lettering. Were they originally painted black or green and when did the large round SR logo begin to be applied to these locomotives as they were originally delivered in the early 1940s without the logo and were lettered simply  “southern “ .  Additional info on the use of the 44 Tonner on the Southern would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank You 
David Eisman