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lettering set for 1923 ARA 8’-7” IH design steel boxcars - as delivered scheme

Part Number: C&O-1a

Price: $8.50

In August 1930, the C&O received 1,500 Class B5-2, 1923 ARA design steel boxcars from Standard Steel Car Company as follows:
 
Series 8001-9000, 1,000 cars, Standard Steel Car Co. delivered August 1930 - 6’ Youngstown doors
Series 8000, 9001-9499, 500 cars, Standard Steel Car Co. delivered August 1930 - 6’ 3-Panel Creco doors
Series 282000-283499, 1,441 additional cars were received from Pere Marguette between 1948-1958
 
In 1961, there were 2775 of these original cars still in revenue service.
 
For a more comprehensive synopsis of these cars refer to Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider’s RP CYC Series, Vol 18, pages 83-85, and 112-113.


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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