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lettering for RF&P’s PS-1 boxcars 1961-64 scheme

Part Number: RF&P-3

Price: $8.50

The Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad was established in February 1834. With 113 miles of track the railroad linked Washington D.C. with Richmond, Virginia, but with this strategic location it connected all the Class 1 roads such as the C&O, B&O, Southern, Pennsylvania, Seaboard and Atlantic Coast Line into Washington, D.C. and was a vital link to the Capital. In 1919, the RF&P acquired 350 USRA single-sheathed boxcars from AC&F and 150 with subsidiary Washington Southern. By 1952, there were just 17 USRA boxcars in remining in service, so in December, 1952, the RFP ordered and received 100 P S-1’s from Pullman-Standard under Lot 8042. These were assigned road numbers
as Series 2801-2900.

Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted in RFP’s freight car brown with lettering in all white stencil paste. The initial 1961 repaint scheme included the new system map with the road name in Roman lettering. By 1964, large block lettering was featured and lettering was now in sans-serif lettering. Reporting marks remained lettered with the older Roman lettering, likely because that was the stencil cards available in the paint shop.

Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries



Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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