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lettering for 1944 AAR design boxcars - with slogans

Part Number: L&N-4

Price: $8.50

Between September 1946 and May 1947 the L&N took delivery of 1,800 50-ton boxcars of the 1944 AAR design as follows:

 
Series 15000-15399, 400 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2950 - delivered September 1946 - 6’ Youngstown doors
Series 15400-15599, 200 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2888 - delivered May 1946 - 6’ Youngstown doors
Series 15600-15799, 200 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2888 - delivered May 1946 - 6’ 7-P Superior doors
Series 15800-16799, 1,000 cars, Mt. Vernon Car Company, Delivered May 1947 - 6’ Youngstown doors
 
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted with Pittsburg Synthetic Red, a freight car brown with more of an oxide hue than earlier cars: TCP-926. Be sure and add
some TCP-179 gray to replicate normal oxidation from being exposed to the elements. This included underbody and truck side frames. Roof was coated with
black car cement. Lettering was all white stencil paste. In late 1951, the slogan “The Old Reliable” started showing up. After the 1957 merger with the NC&StL,
“The Dixie Line” came into use. When the L&N began applying slogans, the reporting marks returned from 10 and 12 inch lettering (see 15510 over) to the usual
7 and 9” lettering. Note the low and centered end numbering in 3” lettering on 15020. This decal set contains both sizes of lettering.
 
Decal sheet designed and created at Protocraft Decals


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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