Dewey Trogdon posted:
Yep, pulled the "Tennessean" from D.C. to Monroe beginning in 1941 where it was coupled to a N&W "J" for the trip over the mountains to Bristol. Then, the new E6 "Streamliners" took it to Memphis. Southern didn't want to "waste" a new E6 diesel on the short trip from Washington to Monroe and return. The Spencer-built Streamlined #1380 was the perfect promotion for the "Tennessean" as it departed and arrived at D.C Union Station. (at the time N&W would not let Southern have trackage rights for a E6 led "Tennessean" Monroe to Bristol, thus Spencer streamlined the #1380 which was already being shopped and which did not have an Elesco feedwater heater which would have interfered with the build).
The Tennessean it is a great train to model, one gets to use power from two railroads and two eras--steam and diesel.
Thank you! I think Ive seen MTH offer this paint scheme. Not sure if the used the same number.