lettering for NYC’s USRA single-sheathed 9’-0” IH boxcars
In February 1919, the NYC received 1,000 single-sheathed boxcars of the approved United States Railroad Administration design, a government agency to
control materials usage during WWI. These cars were mostly of wood construction and 25 of the original cars were still listed in revenue service in July 1951.
Built by Haskell & Barker as Series 160000-160999. In 1937, the cars were designated as NYC Lot 376-B and renumbered to 277000-277999, and retted with
During the same period in 1919, Pullman-Standard built 500 cars for NYC’s subsidiary Michigan Central as Series MC 80500-80999. In 1937, these cars were
renumbered to NYC 282500-282999 series, and retted with Andrews trucks.
Note: In 1947 a large number of these cars from MC series 28000-28499 were converted to adjustable deck stock cars, and in 1948, an additional quantity
from NYC 27200-27399 were converted to double-deck stock cars.
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with NYC red-brown: TCP-221. Underbody and truck side frames coated with black car cement. Wheels and axles left unpainted
and allowed to rust and gather road grime. Lettering all white stencil paste.
Note: From 1935 to March 1944, cars were stenciled with the black backgound in the NYC oval. Beginning in March 1944 and through August 1955, the NYC
oval had a clear background. When the Gothic scheme was adopted in 1955, NYC went back to having black backgounds in the oval.
Brass model by Pacific Limited PL-100
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet