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lettering for KCS’s 1937 AAR boxcars - as delivered and 1950 repaint scheme

Part Number: KCS-3

Price: $8.50

In January, 1937, the KCS took delivery of 750 boxcars of the 1937 AAR design with the unusual inside height of 9’-8”, resulting of a cubic foot capacity of 3,591.
 
Series 17000-17449, 450 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5543 - delivered January, 1937, 4/5 DN, 9’-8” IH
Series 17450-17749, 300 cars, General American Transporation Corp in Warren, Ohio - delivered January, 1937, 4/5 DN, 9’-8” IH
                                       (note: 17000-17749 were renumbered into the 14000 series in 1955)
Series 17750-18049, 300 cars, Pullman-Standard Car Co, Lot 5884, delivered November 1947, 3-4 IDN, 10’-0” IH
 
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted a red-brown: TCP 181 up to 1950, then TCP 202. Underbody and truck side frames coated with black car cement. Lettering was all white stencil paste. As-delivered, the cars were lettered with KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN spelled out on the right side. Around 1953, the road name was replaced with the new octigon logo and the 1 inch lines above and below the reporting marks were discontinued.
 
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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