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lettering for P&LE’s Greenville gondolas - as delivered 1945-1952

Part Number: P&LE G-1

Price: $8.50

The New York Central’s subsidairy Pittsburg & Lake Erie was by far the largest user of the 70-Ton 52’-6” gondola car, it’s roster totaling 6,000 cars by Novembr 1952. Orders were delivered as follows:
 Series 40000-40999, 1,000 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc., Lot 825, wood floor - delivered May 1945
 Series 2000 - 2999, 1,000 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc., Lot 827, steel floor - delivered March 1946
 Series 8000 - 8499, 500 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc., Lot 853, steel floor - delivered - 1949
 Series 9000 -10499, 1,500 cars, Despatch Shops, Inc., Lot 866, steel floor - delivered - August 1950
 Series 10500 -10999, 500 cars, Bethlehem Steel Corp, DF 156, steel floor - delivered June 1951
 Series 11000- 11499, 500 cars, Bethlehem Steel Corp, DF 162, steel floor - delivered December 1951
 Series 12000 -12999 1,000 cars, Bethlehem Steel Corp, DF 170, steel floor - delivered November 1952
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with DuPont 374-8004 Brown: TCP-221. Underframe and brake apparatus coated with F-1 black car cement. Lettering all white stencil paste. Between March 1944 and through August 1955, the NYC oval had a clear background. When the Gothic scheme was adopted in 1955, the NYC
went back to having black backgounds in the oval. Note: Prior to February 20, 1941, all hoppers, .at cars and gondolas were painted black; from February 20, 1941 to June 6, 1956 they were painted DuPont Brown. After June 6, 1956, shops equipped for handling F-1 black car cement painted open cars black. Shops
NOT equipped for handling F-1 cement painted open cars DuPont Brown (Speci.cation P-18). From 1960-1968, black paint replaced F-1 car cement and all shops painted open cars black. Some P&LE gondolas and .atcars were painted Century Green between 1960 and 1966.
For a more comprehensive understanding of these cars, refer to the Ed Hawkins/Pat Wider RP CYC Series, Vol 3, pages 52-67.
Model for this car is Protocraft PC-3606 
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industies 

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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