lettering set for 1923 ARA 8’-7” IH design all-steel boxcars - 1956 scheme
Between 1927 and 1934, the L&NE received 750 1923 ARA design all steel boxcars as follows:
Series 8001-8200, 200 cars, Pressed Steel Car Co mpany, delivered October 1927 - ARA riveted plate ends, ARA steel roof
Series 8201-8500, 300 cars, Magor Car Company, Lot P-7410, delivered November 1930 - January 1931- ARA riveted plate ends
Series 8501-8750, 250 cars, Magor Car Company, Lot P-8080, delivered July 1934 - 4/4 Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof
Almost all identical but with minor variations, there were some 40,000 of this design built during this period, with the PRR having 28,925
of their X29 version alone. To fully understand these cars and the various roads that used them the modeler should refer to Ed Hawkins and
Pat Wider’s very comprehensive RP CYC, Vol 18, pages 61-113.
Paint & Lettering: In 1956 the L&NE adopted an all-black paint scheme with large white sans-serif block lettering while continuing with the
‘fried egg’ monogram. A 10” white stripe along the bottom of the side made the the all-black car more visible at railroad crossings.
Lettering set designed and created at Protocraft Decals based on artwork of Ted Culotta
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet