lettering set for WP’s drop end Greenville gons - 1947-56 yellow scheme
The Western Pacific received 300 52’-6” Greenville design 70-Ton Drop-End Gondola Cars beginning in late 1945. Cars were delivered as follows:
Series 6501-6600, 100 cars, Mt. Vernon Car Company, Lot 10081, wood floor. DN ends- delivered October 1945
Series 6601-6800. 200 cars, Greenville Steel Corporation, O.O. 527, steel floor, I DN (reverse pattern) ends delivered June 1949
The cars were equiped with, outside tie-down clips and Car Builder door locks. Hand brakes were side mounted Ajax Power Hand Brake. Paint & Lettering: Cars painted WP’s Dixon Black Silicone Graphite Paint. This was a dull finish and not a true black, but rather a very dark gray (i.e., graphite color) Note: Beginning in 1947-56 cars were repainted black with Armour yellow lettering.
For a more comprehensive understanding of these cars, refer to the Ed Hawkins/Pat Wider RP CYC Series, Vol 3, pages 52-67.
An accurate model of this car is Protocraft PC-3611
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet