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lettering for NH’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH boxcars - 1951 repaint scheme

Part Number: NH-3a

Price: $8.50

In July 1941 through October 1944, the NH took delivery of 3,000 50-ton box cars of the 1937 AAR design with an IH of 10’-0” as follows:
 
Series 30000-30999, 1,000 cars, Pressed Steel Car Co, delivered July 1941 - 6’ Youngstown doors, painted black
Series 31000-31349, 350 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5780, delivered October 1944 - 7-Panel Superior doors - black
Series 31350-31499, 150 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5780, delivered October 1944 - Youngstown doors - black
Series 31500-31649, 150 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5780, delivered October 1944 - 7-Panel Superior doors - black
Series 31650-32499, 850 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5780, delivered October 1944 - Youngstown doors - black
Series 32500-32999, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5780A, delivered November 1944 - Youngstown doors - black
Series 33000-33499, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5809, delivered October 1944 - Youngstown doors, black w/ 3-4 IDN ends
rebuilt
(Series 36000-36999, approx 977 cars rebuilt from Series 30000-30999 - 1955 - doors car color)
(Series 37000-37999, approx 101 cars rebuilt from Series 32500-32999 - 1956 - doors car color)
(Series 38000-38999, approx 109 cars rebuilt from Series 32500-32999, - 1956 - doors car color)
P-S 1
Series 33500-33999, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5882, delivered December 1947 - P-S 1 design 10’-6” IH, 7-P Superior doors black
Series 34000-34499, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5894, delivered November 1947 - P-S 1 design 10’-6” IH, 7-P Superior doors black
Series 34500-34999, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5894, delivered April 1948 - P-S 1 design 10’-0” IH, 7-P Superior doors black
Series 35000-35999, 1,000 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5907, delivered April 1948 - P-S 1 design 10’-0” IH, 7-P Superior doors black
 
Note: In 1963, 400 of the 30000-30999 Series cars were sold to the Wabash and reassigned to WAB 60600-60999 Series
 
Paint & Lettering: When delivered cars were painted freight car brown with all white lettering. By 1951, cars were repainted with NH’s new red oxide color and
CEO’s Alpert’s large all white block NH scheme. Also during this period some cars were painted black with an orange door. “Rebuild’s” saw the large all white
block lettering scheme placed to the left side of the car. And nally the ICC required the NH to move the data to the far right so as to be seen while the door
was open. (problem can be seen below on NH 36415, and corrected on NH 32046 above - the NH was slow to implement this change) See NH-3b for CEO
McGinnis’s black block letter N over white block letter 1956’s scheme on an orange car.
 
The New Haven’s lettering and paint schemes became complicated over the years. An excellent source of this information may be found in David Sweetland
and Stephen Horsley’s comprehensive volume NH Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment, published by Morning Sun Books (1995)
 
Lettering set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industies
 


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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