Lettering set for US Quartermaster Corps emergency tank cars
As the War began to get into full swing the War Department needed tank cars to supply gasoline to the military. 863 tank cars were ordered
from American Car & Foundry beginning in 1940. Lot 2522 and 2629 were of a general 4-course design designated as War Emergency
tankcars, and as such did not have a Type designation.
Series 10165-10246, 82 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2076, Class ICC-103, 10,000 gallon capacity, delivered July 1940
Series 11200-11309, 110 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2522, Class USG-A, 9,400 gallon capacity, delivered October 1942
Series 11311-11475, 165 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2629, Class USG-A, 9,400 gallon capacity, delivered August 1943
This Series eventually was given to the US Army Supply Corps and received USAX reporting marks
Series 17000-17752, 753 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2521, used Type 27 underframes and given SHPX reporting marks.
Delivered between November 1942 and March 1943
Paint & Lettering: The rst group delivered as Series 11200-11234, had heater pipes and were painted entirely black with white stencil paste
lettering. The last 75 cars - 11235-11309, lacked heater pipes and were painted “Lusterless Gray Enamel”; bottom sheet, underframe and
trucks coated with black car cement, with white stencils over black and black stencils over gray. (notes by Ed Hawkins)
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet