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I NEED INFO ON E6 CRESCENT LOCOS. I HAVE P2000 E6 2800. WOULD THIS TYPE HAVE PULLED THE CRESCENT? (I CAN RENUMBER) ALSO ARE THERE DECALS FOR THE MOON ON FRONT? WHAT CARS ARE USED? I HAVE BRANCHLINE(CON-COR) SS SET. THANK Y'ALL- STEVAN
-- STEVAN BOYD (STEVANBOYD@JUNO.COM), January 22, 2000
Stevan-by the time the E6 came along the two tone paint scheme had been out of use for a decade so no they would not have pulled them. As I said in my other response the ConCor sttreamlined car set is protypically incorrect.
-- Larry Puckett (email@example.com), January 23, 2000.
IM SORRY I SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLEARER. I ALSO HAVE BRANCHLINE STAINLESS/CORRUGATED CARS. I PLAN TO PULL THEM WITH 2800. I LIKE THE CRESCENT (NOT LTD.) I GUESS IT IS HARD TO BE ACCURATE WITH RTR CARS.
-- stevan boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2000.
Stevan, The 2800 E6 was originally assigned to "The Southerner" in 1941 along with 2801 and 2802. The units assigned to "The Crescent" were E6As #2902 and 2903 with E6Bs #2952 and 2953. "The Crescent" was still a heavyweight train until the new stainless steel Pullmans were delivered in 1949. By this time, the original paint scheme on the E6 diesels had been replaced by the simplified scheme, although the original double-stripe scheme may have lasted on a few units into early 1950. Also, by the time "The Crescent" had been streamlined, the E6s had been upstaged by the newer model E7 diesels. All this not withstanding, you could certainly run the streamlined "Crescent" with E6 #2800; however, it probably wasn't the most common power for this train in 1949.
-- Tom Alderman (Topa12283@aol.com), January 25, 2000.
By the time the final streamlined cars were delivered to the Crescent in 1950, SR was using newer E7's on its portion of the run. One of the early Crescent publicity photos, however, shows the the train behind an E6, like the 2800. It was in the simplified scheme. Power was substituted as needed. As information, one night Ps4 1372 pulled the fully streamlined Crescent out of Spencer NC. The ailing diesels were left to be shopped at Spencer. The 1372 was being used that night for protection passenger power at Spencer. Oddly, the 1372 was one of several Ps4's specially lettered in 1925 for the first runs of the Crescent Limited.
Ben Lee, engineer- North Charlotte District- Southern Railway
-- Ben Lee (Bengineer7@aol.com), January 27, 2000.
I just got here from //southern-railway.railfan.net/sry and on that site, a time-table picture is shown from a Crescent time table (1942 or 1948) with a two-stripe E6A-E6B set leading a dark-green apparently heavyweight train. The Tennessean is presented there with a similar consist, with light (?) smoothside (???) cars trailing. Hmmm...
-- Hans-Jochen Trost (HJTrost@compuserve.com), June 13, 2000.
Hans--the Tennessean was delivered in 1941 with the smooth sided Pullman Standard passenger cars and the early paint scheme on E6s. E6s were also delivered in that paint scheme for the Crescent in 1941 however the passenger cars remained the heavyweights until 1949.
-- Larry Puckett (email@example.com), June 23, 2000.
-- Hans-Jochen Trost (JochenTrost@cs.com), June 28, 2000.