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lettering for Illinois Central’s 40’ wood refrigerator cars - original scheme

Part Number: IC Reefer-1

Price: $8.50

In 1917, the I.C. took delivery of 500, 40’ wood refrigerator cars from Haskell & Barker’s Michigan City plant, under Lot 5147. Series was 59001-59500. In January of 1918, another order of 500 cars were received from Haskell & Barker under Lot 5164 and assigned road numbers as Series 59501-60000. Between 1935 and 1938, the 583 remaining wood refrigerator cars were all placed into a group numbered 52000-52666, as seen above. (in 1937 a new fleet of all steel refrigerator cars began replacing the older wooden cars - see IC Reefer-2 decal sets)

Paint & Lettering: Car sides painted chrome yellow . Ends, roof and facia painted maroon. Underframe and brake equipment coated with black car cement. Lettering all black stencil paste.

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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