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lettering for NYC’s Greenville gondolas - as delivered 1949

Part Number: NYC G-1

Price: $8.50

Between May of 1949 and November of 1952, the NYC received 4,500, 70-Ton 52 gondola cars from as follows: 
 
Series 712000-712499, 500 cars, Despatch Shops, Order 853, delivered May 1949 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 712500-712999, 500 cars, Greenville Steel Car Co, O.O. 531, delivered July 1949 - wood plank flooring 
Series 713000-713099, 100 cars, Greenville Steel Car Co, O.O. 531A, delivered August 1949 - Nailable Steel plank flooring *
Series 713100-713599, 500 cars, Pullman-Standard Car Co, Lot 5954, delivered August 1949 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 713600-713999, 400 cars, Despatch Shops, Order 870, delivered January 1951 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 714000-714099. 100 cars, Despatch Shops, Order 870, NYC Lot 821-G - delivered January 1951 - Nailable Steel plank flooring *
Series 714100-714599, 500 cars, Greenville Steel Car Co, O.O. 554, NYC Lot 811-G - delivered March 1951 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 714600-715099, 500 cars, Greenville Steel Car Co, O.O. 568, delivered October 1951 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 715100-715599, 500 cars, Bethlehem Steel Co, D.F. 161, NYC Lot 822-G - delivered October 1951 - riveted steel deck flooring 
Series 715600-716599, 1,000 cars, Greenville Steel Car Co, O.O. 578, NYC Lot 829-G - delivered November 1952 - riveted steel deck flooring 
 
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with DuPont 374-8004 Brown: TCP-221. Underframe and brake apparatus coated with F-1 black car cement. Lettering all white stencil paste. Between March 1944 and through August 1955, the NYC oval had a clear background. When the Gothic scheme was adopted in 1955, the NYC went back to having black backgounds in the oval. Note: Prior to February 20, 1941, all hoppers, flat cars and gondolas were painted black; from February 20, 1941 to June 6, 1956 they were painted DuPont Brown. After June 6, 1956, shops equipped for handling F-1 black car cement painted open cars black. Shops NOT equipped for handling F-1 cement painted open cars DuPont Brown (Speci.cation P-18) From 1960-1968, black paint replaced F-1 car cement and all shops painted open cars black. Some P&LE gondolas and flatcars were painted Century Green between 1960 and 1966. 
 
For a more comprehensive understanding of these cars, refer to the Ed Hawkins/Pat Wider RP CYC Series, Vol 3, pages 52-67.
 
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industies
 
* Model for this car is PC-3605 
 


Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet




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