Lettering for 1942 40' autocars - 1947 repaint 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.
For the 1947 repaint scheme: Car side, ends and roof painted a lighter shade of brown: TCP-923. Be sure to mix in some TCP-179 grey to
replicate normal oxidation to lighten the color and will more accurately replicate the actual color shade once the car was on the road a year
In June, 1947, the 72” medallion introduced , with dimensional data layout in horizontal form.
Decal sheet designed and created at Protocraft Decals using artwork and lettering by Ted Culotta
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet