lettering for C&NW’s 50’ Baggage/Express car w/6’ door - gold and green car
In July through September, 1941, the C&NW received 500, 50’ single-door boxcars from Pullman-Standard’s Michigan City, IND plant, under Lot 5666. Series were 68000-68998 (even numbers only) Of these the first 25 cars, Series 68000-68048 (even numbers only), were equipped for Baggage Express (BE) service with steam lines and Allied Full Cushion high speed trucks.
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with Pullman-Standard passenger car green: TCP-54, with lettering in DULUX yellow.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Note: Cars 68050-68999 remained in freight service with Barber Stabalized 50-ton trucks painted in C&NW’s boxcar brown: TCP-183 with lettering in all-white stencil paste. Earlier in January 1940, the C&NW received 300 like cars from Mt. Vernon Car Co under Lot 9497, and assigned road numbers as Series 105000-105598 (even numbers only), also painted in C&NW’s boxcar brown: TCP-183 with lettering in all-white stencil paste. See decal set C&NW-8a for this lettering scheme.
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet