E6 w /Simple Green Scheme but square portholes?

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Logically it would seem that from 1949 with the arrival of the simplified green scheme (on the new E7's) that the E6 fleet would be repainted similarly with the round portholes appearing with the rebuilding of the E6's toE8 standards later in '52-53. This would give a 2-3 year period when both the simple green scheme and square portholes existed togehter as on some of the "life-like" models. However I've never seen an actual picture of this and wanted to know if such a combination really existed. thanks

-- Roy Williams (sluggo47@bellsouth.net), May 23, 2000


Yes, this arrangement did exist right around 1950. Interestly, the word SOUTHERN still appears in the upper panel between the square vents behind the cab door (same placement as in the early two-stripe scheme). When the porthole modifications were made, the name was moved to the lower placement just above the gold separation stripe.

-- Tom Alderman (Topa12283@aol.com), May 24, 2000.

A slight correction to the prior post concerning the placement of the name SOUTHERN on the sides of the E6s... I've discovered another slide showing an E6 in the simplified 1950's scheme before the square windows were replaced, and this unit has the name in the lower position - so the name was obviously moved from the upper panel BEFORE the modifications occurred - thereby giving us two variations of lettering & numbers on the "unmodified" simplified green scheme.

-- Tom Alderman (Topa12283@aol.com), May 25, 2000.

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