lettering for GE’s 34’ 70-ton Dry Bulk Covered Hopper - 1946 scheme
AC&F built a total of 56, 34’ covered hoppers for General Electric, beginning in August, 1940 with #300, as a one-car order under Lot 2082. Cars were used to carry silica sand for the production of GE’s Mazda lamps, and later GE lamps. In April, 1941, 4 more were delivered under Lot 2148, Series 301-304, and again in August, 1941, Lot 2251, two more cars as Series 305-306. In September 1941 under Lot 2335, one car as Series 307; still again in the same month, 2 more cars under Lot 2383, Series 308 and 309. In April of 1942, 3 more cars were delivered under Lot 2468, Series 310-312. In October 1946, 13 more cars were built and delivered from AC& F as Lot 2944, Series 313-325. In January 1949, 15 more cars were delivered, this time from GATC, as Series 326-341. (note: for other Lot and Series of GE covered hoppers, see all three different Protocraft Decal sheets for these schemes)
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted all black and lettered with white stencil paste. The logo is situated centered over the protruding rib. Cut a thin strip from the center of the logo to fit on top of the rib. The remaining two parts to fit snugly on each side of the rib. A fine tipped brush and white paint will also do the job.
Note: For more information on these cars see Ed Hawkins/Pat Wider’s RP CYC Vol 27, particularly pages 60-63
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries