lettering set for New York Central’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
The New York Central was by far the biggest user of the 70-Ton AAR design at cars, eventually receiving 1,000 of them over a period of 8 years beginning with
car number 499300 and delivered as follows:
Series 499300-499599, 300 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc. under order 789, as NYC Lot 712-F - delivered November 1942
Series 499600-499799, 200 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc. under order 802, as NYC Lot 721-F - delivered May 1943
Series 499800-500299, 500 cars, General American Transportation Corp, Lot 8001, NYC Lot 793-F - delivered January 1950
Note: In 1952, ve cars from 499300 Series were tted with bulkhead ends and assigned to Gypsum board delivery .
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted all black. Lettering all white stencil paste. The NYC was one of the few at car owners that lettered car ends when delivered.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals