Subsequent to the July 1, 1967 merger between SAL and ACL, repainting of locomotives for both roads began almost immediately. Initially, Seaboard locomotives received what became known as the "split-image" scheme prior to receiving the black and yellow colors at a later date. Here we see former Seaboard E7A 3017 now re-lettered and re-numbered SCL 544 working passenger, mail, and express train No. 3 at Raleigh, NC. In the distance on the left, a GP7 is working the 2:45pm yard job, and on the right is the rear of No. 10, the Palmland, awaiting it's departure. SCL 544 was one of several E units which never received an SCL herald on the nose while in this paint scheme and was re-painted SCL black and yellow within 12 months.