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lettering for C&NW’s 50’ automobile cars

Part Number: C&NW-6

Price: $8.50

In July, 1937, Mt Vernon Car Manufacturing Company delivered 500, 50’ auto boxcars to the C&NW as Lot 9227. Assigned Series numbers 51000-51998, even numbers only. Car 51904 and 51712, is seen in it’s ‘as-delivered’ lettering scheme in San Francisco in 1938. This was a short lived application although lasted until repainted in subsequent ten or so years. By 1940, the “Streamliners” part of the slogan was no longer used on the C&NW‘s new automobile cars, however “Route of the 400 Streamliners” was applied to a 1944 production of 40’ boxcars, and to the new order of P-S 1’s. Subsequent repaints of this autocar featured “Route of the 400” only.

Paint & Lettering: During the late 1930’s, the C&NW painted their cars a red-brown: TCP-183. Lettering white stencil paste. During the 1950’s the cars were painted more of a red-oxide.

Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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