lettering for GATC 37’-3” wood reefer leased to Cudahy Car Lines
Cudahy Packing Company in 1920 had over 2,000 leased 37’ wood refrigerator cars - either from Mather or General American Car Co. Leased
cars used the CRLX reporting marks. Cars owned by Cudahy carried the NMCX reporting marks (see Protocraft Decals NMCX-1). By 1940, the
total number was down to around 1,000 cars, and in 1942 the lease was cancelled. By the mid-1960’s the cars disappeared from the roster. Car
5557 above was part of the series rebuilt in 1949 and renumbered into the 5701-5850 and 6101-6300 Series.
Paint & Lettering: Sides painted reefer yellow. Ends and roof as well as the trim under the roof, painted mineral red. Underframe and truck
side frames coated with black car cement. Side lettering all black; white on ends. Decal sheet designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet