lettering for Southern’s 50’ autocar with end doors - as delivered scheme
Beginning in August of 1941, the Southern Railway received 400, 50’ double-door automobile/furniture cars built by Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company. Only the first 100 were equipped with end doors.
Series 40200-40249, 50 cars, Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company, Job 9740 - delivered August 1941 - End Doors
Paint & Lettering: Car body painted Southern Spec. #84, a medium brown shade. Lettering all white lead stencil paste. Trucks coated with two coats of steel car black. Wheels not to be painted. 3” white stripe on right hand door indicates car was equipped with Evans Auto Loading devices for transporting automobiles.
Note: This decal set is for the 1938 Roman, 12” tall reporting marks and 2-1/2“ data stencils when cars were delivered, including the 60” diameter monogram.
In April of 1958, the use of the monogram was discontinued and the SOUTHERN stencil was increased in size from 12” to 18” with figures changing from 12” to 14” tall. 2-1/2“ letters to 2”. Reporting marks were now placed on the right side of the doors. End lettering for all schemes was 4” and applied slightly offset from center. For the 1958 scheme, use Protocraft decal set Southern-6b. For the 1959, 24” block letter scheme, use Protocraft decal set Southern-6c.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet