lettering for Nickel Plate’s 10’-6” IH 50’ automobile/furniture cars - 1942 87100 series
In July 1942, the Nickel Plate received 100, 50’-6” all-steel autocars built by the Ralston Steel Car Company as Series 87100-87199. Very similar to Ralston’s previous order of Series 87000-87024 with a Viking roof, but without end doors and this time with Youngstown doors and the new round (W) corner 5/5 Dreadnaught ends.
Paint & Lettering: As delivered, the cars were painted freight car brown : TCP-248. Ends, underbody and truck side frames were coated with black car cement;
wheels unpainted. Lettering was all white stencil paste.
Reporting Marks and Road numbers were all 9” high. This lettering set is for the as-delivered scheme with the curved leg in the R. After 1945 the lettering
intials NYC&StL were dropped above the reporting marks; and in 1946 the longer legged R was applied.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet