lettering set fort 1916 ARA all-steel boxcars - 8’11” IH design as rebuilt:1936-1961
Beginning in 1937 through 1964, NYC’s Despatch Shops in East Buffalo rebuilt 1,000 boxcars from a number of older cars from Lots 330-B, 337-B, 338-B, 341-B,
342-B and 343-B. These were redesignated as Lot 658-B, and assigned Series 13000-130999. Of these cars, 40 were renumbered NYC 87000-87039.
During an almost identical period from 1937 through 1966, Despatch Shops rebuilt an additional 1,000 cars from Lots 417-B, 418-B and 419-B. The new lot
was designated as 659-B, and assigned Series numbers 131000-131999.
A third group of 1,700 car were rebuilt between 1937 and 1953 from Lots 330-B, 337-B, 338-B, 339-B, 341-B, 342-B and 343-B, and redesignated as Lot 668-B,
and assigned Series 132000-133699.
And between 1941 and 1961, Despatch Shops rebuilt 1,500 cars of this design from NYC Lots 330-B, 337-B, 338-B, 339-B, 341-B, 342-B and 343-B. The new
Series was 133700-135199, and designated NYC Lot 695-B.
Three hundred cars from this last series of the same design were rebuilt in 1941 from Lot 337-B and sent to the Canadian Government Railroads for assignment
into the Canada Southern (CASO) as series 138000-138299. See Protocraft Decals CASO-1 for this lettering scheme.
Protocraft Urethane kt: PC-2001
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
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. This decal sheet contains
both oval medallions.
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet