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lettering for CGW’s 50’ centered double door boxcar - 1961 Orange Ball scheme

Part Number: CGW-6a

Price: $8.50

In February 1942, the Chicago Great Western took delivery of 200, 50’ automobile cars from Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Michigan City plant, under Lot 5708, as assigned road numbers as Series 52000-52199. The cars had two unique features - Pullman Patented Corrugated 5/5 ends with square corner construction, and more obvious, the 7-panel Superior double-doors were centered on the car side rather than the more common staggered positioning on autocars. The list of specialties include Equipco Power hand brake and a Murphy raised panel roof with wood running boards.

Paint & Lettering: Cars painted freight car red: close to TCP-190; underframe coated with black car cement; trucks painted black. Running board left unpainted. By 1951, repainted cars were lettered with black outlined Roman style white letters and the “Corn Belt Route” herald was dropped. Later beginning in 1961, yellow lettering and the orange ball were employed. The large block style DF indicated that Damage Free Evans movable Special Devices or Evans Products Company compartmentizers for securing cargo was installed, greatly reducing cargo damage during travel.

Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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