lettering for Santa Fe’s 50’ wood sheathed autocars
In 1928, General American Transportation Co., delivered 500 double-sheathed 50’ auto boxcars to the Santa Fe as Series 65701-66200. Closely resembling the design proposed by the ARA Construction Committee, the Fe-S was essentially an enlarged version of the Bx-9. In the late 1930’s, twenty cars were renumbered into 6025-6044 series and equipped for automobile engine loading. The cars employed Climax-Cleveland Radial roofs and recessed Dreadnaught ends, with a horizontal steel sheathing retention band at about 1/3 the height of the side. Underframe was the standard ARA boxcar underframe used in all Bx cars.
Paint: Cars and truck side frames were painted ATSF Brown: TCP-251. Roof, underbody, brake detail coated with black car cement. Often times the roof paint had slate granules sprinkled on while still drying to provide traction. The running boards were usually not painted.
All brass Model by Protocraft due mid-2019
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet