Lettering for 1942 40' autocars - as delivered scheme
In January 1942, the ERIE received 100 40’ autocars of the new 1937 AAR design with an 10’-4” IH from AC&F under Lot 2288, Series 95000-
95099. The cars had a small 12’-6“ wide door opening, 5/5 DN ends, a US Gypsum running board with Universal hand brake assembly and
National B-1 trucks. An accurate model is Protocraft’s PC-3306
Paint & Lettering: Cars were delivered in 1942 with sides painted a dark freight car brown: TCP #921 with ends, roof, truck sideframes and
underframe coated with black car cement. Be sure to mix in some TCP-179 grey to replicate normal oxidation to lighten the color.
For the 1947 repaint scheme with the 6’ diamond medallion, see Protocraft Decal set #ERIE-7b). Car side, ends and roof painted a lighter
shade of brown: TCP-923. Again the addition of TCP-179 will more accurately replicate the actual color shade once the car was on the road a
year or so. In June, 1947, the 72” medallion introduced , with dimensional data layout in horizontal form.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals with artwork by Ted Culotta
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet