PASSENGER CAR LETTERING Diagrams

UPDATED 18 NOVEMBER 2013.

The following is a set of files from Donnie Dixon's collection of Southern Railway prototype Diagrams of various lettering used on passenger equipment, and are presented here with his permission.

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ROMAN LETTERING

  • "S" and "O" 6 inch letters - circa 1900
  • "U" and "T" 6 inch letters - circa 1900
  • "H" and "E" 6 inch letters - circa 1900
  • "R" and "N" 6 inch letters - circa 1900
  • Subsidiary ownership 3 inch lettering - circa 1900
  • Railway Express Agency 5 inch Captials 4 inch lettering - circa 1938
  • "BAGGAGE" 5 inch lettering
  • "POST OFFICE" 5 inch lettering
  • "MAIL" 5 inch lettering

    BLOCK LETTERING

  • "SOUT" 7 inch lettering - circa 1941
  • "HERN" 7 inch lettering - circa 1941
  • "SOUTHERN" 7 inch lettering - circa 1941
  • Alphabet 5 inch - for car names, etc. - circa 1941
  • Numbers 0 - 4 5 inch - circa 1941
  • Numbers 3 - 7 5 inch - circa 1941
  • Numbers 5 - 9 5 inch - circa 1941
  • Numbers 6 - 9 5 inch - circa 1941
  • Subsidiary ownership 2 inch lettering
  • A.G.S. 2 inch lettering
  • G.S.&F. 2 inch lettering
  • N.O.&N.E. 2 inch lettering
  • Railway Express Agency 5 inch lettering - circa 1941
  • Messenger 6 inch Star in Circle - circa 1948
  • Alphabet 5 inch - for car names, etc. - circa 1950
  • Pullman 3 inch lettering - for Pullman-leased cars - circa 1950
  • Mail 3 inch lettering - circa 1955, lightweight baggage - mail cars

    DRUMHEAD GRAPHICS AND MEDALLION

  • THE SOUTHERNER - circa 1941
  • THE TENNESSEAN - circa 1941
  • THE CRESCENT - circa 1950
  • THE ROYAL PALM - circa 1950