lettering for NYC’s USRA design 9’-0” IH double-sheathed boxcars NYC, T&OC, CCC&StL
In December 1918 the NYC received 500 double-sheathed boxcars of the USRA approved design from American Car & Foundry under Lot 8572. These were assigned as Series 161000-161499 and designated as NYC Lot 394-B. In 1937 cars were renumbered into Series 278000-278999.
In January 1919, the NYC received an additional 500 cars from AC&F under Lot 8571 and assigned as Series 161500-161999, and designated as NYC Lot 404-B.
In 1937 cars were renumbered into Series 278000-278999.
In February 1919, 1,000 cars under AC&F Lot 8589 and 8572, were delivered to NYC’s subsidiary CCC&StL and assigned series CCC&StL 56000-56999. In 1937
the cars were renumbered into Series 290000-290999, with NYC Lots divided into 3 groups: 382-B, 395-B and 402-B.
Also in February 1919, NYC’s subsidiary T&OC (Toledo & Ohio Central) received 250 cars under AC&F Lot 8752. Assigned Series 14000-14249. In 1926-29, these were absorbed into the NYC system and renumbered into NYC Series 234700-234945 and designated as NYC Lot 386-B.
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with NYC red-brown: TCP-221. Underbody and truck side frames coated with black car cement. Wheels and axles left unpainted
and allowed to rust and gather road grime. Lettering all white stencil paste.
Note: From 1918 to March 1945, cars were stenciled with the black backgound in the NYC oval. Beginning in March 1944 and through August 1955, the NYC
oval had a clear background. When the Gothic scheme was adopted in 1955, the NYC went back to having black backgounds in the oval. This decal sheet
contains both oval medallions.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet