lettering set for WM’s 53’-6” 50 and 70-ton AAR design flatcars
In May 1943, the WM received 25, 50-Ton flatcars of the 53’-6” AAR design from AC&F Lot 2603, and numbered into Series 2301-2325 as Class F-M. These were built to War Emergency standards with 6 4x4 wood stringers. Ajax power hand brakes were side mounted.
In July 1951, the WM received 40 flatcars of the 70-ton AAR design from Greenville Steel Car Co under O.O. 562, and numbered as Series 2601-2640 as Class F-8. Later in March 1953, Greenville built 70 more atcars of the same design as Series 2641-2710 as Class F-9
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted WM’s freight car brown (actually with a reddish tinge): TCP-99; lettering all white stencil paste. In 1953, the new Speed Lettering stripes were addopted with numbers changing to a sans-serif design.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries