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Lettering set for Southern’s 1937 AAR design boxcars - white medallion scheme

Part Number: Southern-3a

Price: $8.50

The Southern Railway received it’s rst delivery of 2,559, 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH design boxcars in 1937, all with white stencil paste lettering and WITHOUT the
60” monogram as shown in 260875 above. Delivery of these cars are as follows:
 
Series 260500-260999, 500 cars, Mt. Vernon Car Co, - delivered December, 1937, without monogram
for subsidiary, Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacic Railway (CNO&TP)
Series 261000-262036, 1,037 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5575, - delivered , October, 1937, without monogram
for subsidiary, Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacic Railway (CNO&TP)
Series 306000-307021, 1,022 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5575, - delivered October, 1937, without monogram
for subsidiary, Alabama Great Southern (AGS)
 
Beginning in 1938 and April 1942, the additional cars received white lettering and the aluminum medallion - for this scheme, see decal sheet Southern-3b

Overall, the Southern and its subsidairies, received 6,956 cars of this design between October 1937 and September 1939, plus in January 1941, an additional
500 cars with the newer round (W) corner design, as Series 14396-15895, from Pullman-Standard under Lot 5648. All cars eventually were repainted, and any
after April 1942, would have received the white medallion, as the use of aluminum paint was discouraged by the War Department. This would include all the
series of 10000-15895.
 
Note: the dierence between the white and aluminum medallions are the distinctive letter spacing inside the circles.
 
The cars came with square corner 4/5 Dreadnaught ends, and were equipped with wood running boards, the majority with Miner hand brake assemblies,
AB brake system, 7/7 Wine ladders, Murphy raised panel roofs and 6’ Youngstown doors. (Note: the 60” white monogram was applied on all repainted cars.)

An accurate model of these cars are Protocraft’s PC-3517

Decal set created and designed at Protocraft Decals based on artwork of Ted Culotta.


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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