lettering set for 50-ton 53’-6” AAR design flatcars - 1941 scheme
Between 1945 and 1947, the M&StL’s shops built 75, 50-ton AAR design 53’-6” flatcars, and assigned road numbers as Series 23501-23649
(odd numbers only). Later between 1947-1948, M&StL’s shops built an additional 75, 50-ton AAR design 53’-6” flatcars. These were assigned
road numbers as Series 23651-23799 (odd numbers only).
In August 1952, the M&StL received 100, 50-ton AAR design 53’-6” flatcars from General American Transportation Co. under Lot 8027, and
assigned road numbers as Series 23801-23999, (odd numbers only).
In October-December of 1955, 3 cars were converted to bulkhead flats, and five were converted to TOFC service. (TOFC flats were painted
all black (except wood decks) including trucks and renumbered into 15001-15009 series and lettered with white stencil paste.
Paint & Lettering: Cars painted with Glidden MGL-4938 Freight Car Red. Trucks and underframe coated with black car cement. Yellow fir
wood deck left unpainted. Lettering all white stencil paste. No end lettering. (Ed Hawkins)
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries