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original lettering for WP’s early wood 40-ton boxcars

Part Number: WP-1a

Price: $8.50

Built in June of 1917 by the Mt Vernon Car Company, the WP received 800 cars of a 2,500 car order of the 8’-0” IH design and assigned Series 16001-16800. In 1918 the remaining 1,500 cars were delivered as Series 16001-18500. Between 1927-1931 the cars were rebuilt with Dreadnaught steel ends and were renumbered into the Series 27001-27600. In 1947, 200 of these cars were sent to subsidiary Sacramento Northern as series 2301-2328. (See Protocraft Decals SN-1)

Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted freight car red: TCP-204. Lettering all white stencil paste. For the later repaint scheme
see Protocraft Decals WP-1

Decal set designed and created based on artwork of Chris Allan at Protocraft Decals.
Printed by Microscale Industries



Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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