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Hit up the Southern guys already. We are trying to paint and decal the old ATLANTIC & NORTH (EAST) CAROLINA RR PASSENGER CARS. Looking for loco and pass. car colors. signed: THE OLD MULLET ROAD!

-- Wayne Gibson (waynegibson@mail.clis.com), November 05, 1999


There was a box that sat alongside the roadbed in New Bern (foot of Hancock St., where the Trent River bridge begins) for many years... it was yellow. The observation car which lived in Morehead City until about ten years ago was Pullman green.. it is now at the museum in Spencer.

-- Pete Wenk (petewenk@nccoast.com), November 06, 1999.

The Prince Norfolk Southern book has photos of A&NC equipment - in black & white of course - but chances are very good everything was "standard," i.e., Pullman green for passenger cars, boxcar red for boxcars, etc., like most roads of that era.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), November 05, 1999.

The Atlantic & East Carolina painted their diesels - 2 F2s, RS-1 and one GP-7 in a version similar to the first f-unit scheme used by the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. Model Railroader ran an article in the 1980s I believe on painted M&St.L locomotives. The f-units had black roofs, green upper bodies and yellow lower sections. As for passenger equipment, I think they were pullman green with gold lettering. The A&EC quit passenger service around 1954, and was taken over by the Southern in 1957. I have an original color EMD locomotive card for the F-2s. I also have color photographs of the RS-1 in A&EC paint taken in New Bern around 1958-1959. If I find that MR article, I'll let you know.

-- Larry K. Neal, Jr. (lkneal@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us), November 05, 1999.

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