Western Maryland XM boxcar - 40’ steel boxcar
This lettering sheet is for Western Maryland’s 40-foot steel box cars wtih the “Fast Freight Line” ball emblem scheme.
The lettering set contains data for WM’s 1932 ARA box car with a 9’-3” IH, built by Bethlehem Steel and delivered in April, 1937, as
Series 27001-27500. Later in January 1940, an additional 500 1932 ARA boxcars were delivered from Pressed Steel Car Company
as as Series 27501-28000; and in March 1942, Pressed Steel delivered 200 additional cars as Series 28001-28200.
In September 1945, General American Transportation Corp delivered 100 1937 AAR design 9’-11” IH boxcars under Lot #2954,
The characters and emblem were created from actual Western Maryland stencils and from prototype photos for maximum
accuracy. Lettering and artwork by Ted Culotta.
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet