lettering for NYC’s 1923 ARA all-steel 8’-7” IH, 8-panel riveted side boxcars
In 1920, Standard Steel Car Company built 1,000 all steel boxcars for the NYC, and assigned as Series 180000-180999. Beginning in 1936 and through 1963,
the NYC rebuilt these cars designated as NYC Lot 414-B, and renumbered them as NYC Series 101000-101999.
In 1921, Standard Steel Car Company built 500 cars of this design for NYC subsidiary CCC&StL as series 57000-57499. Between 1936 and 1963, these cars were
rebuilt as NYC Lot 415-B and assigned NYC numbers as Series 102000-102499.
In 1922, the NYC contracted with American Car & Foundry to build 2,000 all steel boxcars for subsidiary CCC&StL as Series 575000-59499. Between1936 and
1967 these cars were rebuilt as NYC Lot 437-B and renumbered to NYC Series 102500-104499.
Also in 1922, AC&F built 1,000 boxcars of this design as Series 181000-181999. Between 1936 and 1967, NYC’s Dispatch Shops rebuilt these cars and
designated them as NYC Lot 438-B, and assigned series numbers 105000-105999.
In 1922, Standard Steel Car Company built 1,000 cars as NYC Series 182000-182999. Between 1936 and 1967, these cars were rebuilt as NYC Lot 439-B, and
assigned as NYC Series 106000-106999
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. NYC 120836, shown below, painted at Beech Grove in April 1953, shows ends
coated with black car cement.
Note: From 1935 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