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lettering for GNā€™s 25ā€™ wood cabooses - 1947/53 with straight slogans

Part Number: GN 25ā€™ Caboose-2a

Price: $8.50

The GN had 420, 25’ wood cabooses. The earliest group was built or rebuilt between 1925 and 1935, at the road’s St. Cloud, Minnesota shops. Series
were X330 through X749.
Paint & Lettering: Cabooses were painted vermillion red (lighter than caboose red) with yellow lettering and a goat herald that contained yellow
circles. X453 above, with it’s side facing goat (1947-53) front-facing early goat herald with yellow circles and RAILWAY. X684 shows the immediate
later goat (1936-1947) and See America First lettering. X746 below has the (1947-1953) RAILWAY herald. In 1936, the end stripes were added and in
1947 the goat herald was added to a plate on the end railing. In 1953 through 1967, the company began placing 5” safety slogans along the lower
side, and 7-1/2” reporting marks on the cupola. There were 10 dierent slogans, initially with straight letters. When the later slanted numbers were
used, the name GREAT NORTHERN was dropped. A specic sloagn was assigned to a caboose depending with the last digit of the caboose’s road
number: 0-9. (see chart on back side)
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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