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lettering for IC’s 1937 Modified 10’-4” IH boxcars

Part Number: IC-3a

Price: $8.50

The Illinois Central ordered and received 5,000 boxcars of the new Modifed 1937 AAR design with a 10’-4” IH (inside height) beginning in 1939 as follows:
 
Series 17000-17999, 1,000 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 1843, delivered January 1939 - Sq Crn 5/5 DN - National B-1 trucks
Series 18000-18999, 1,000 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 1853, delivered Februay 1939 - Sq Crn 5/5 DN - National B-1 trucks
Series 19000-19499, 500 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 1950, delivered January 1940 - Sq Crn 5/5 DN - National B-1 trucks
Series 19500-19999, 500 cars, Mt Vernon Car Co, Lot 9507, delivered July 1940 - Sq Crn 5/5 DN - National B-1 trucks
Series 20000-20999, 1,000 cars, Pullman-Standard Car Co, Lot 5636, delivered November 1940 - W (round) corner 5/5 DN - Bettendorf dbl truss tks
Series 28000-28799, 800 cars, General American Transportation Corp, Lot 2836 - delivered November 1940 - W (round) corner 5/5 DN - Bettendorf
Series 28800-28999, 200 cars, General American Transportation Corp, Lot 2836 - delivered November 1940 - W corner, 7-Panel Creco doors, Bett
 
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted a medium red-brown: Glidden #11 Maroon, matches paint chip for TCP-923*. Be sure to modify this color with a slight
amount of TCP-179 to achieve a certain amount of natural oxidation that would be on the prototype.
 
To be correct, the slogan Main Line of Mid-America was not applied until December 3, 1947. By 1951, the 1” lines in the reporting marks were no longer
used. 
 
Lettering set designed and created at Protocraft Decals


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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