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Lettering for 1937 Modifed 10'-5" IH boxcars - as delivered scheme

Part Number: SOO MOD-1

Price: $8.50

Between July of 1940 and October of 1941, MSt.P&SSM took delivery of 900 Modi.ed 1937 AAR design 10’-5” inside height boxcars. All built by Pullman-Standard. Deliveries and Series assignements as follows:

Series 42800 - 43598, 400 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5631, delivered July 1940 - even numbers only
Series 43600 - 44098, 250 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5645, delivered December 1940 - even numbers only
Series 44100 - 44498, 200 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5688, delivered October 1941 - even numbers only
Series 136300-136398, 50 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5631, delivered December 1940 - even numbers only - for Wisconsin Ctl.

Paint & Lettering: cars painted SOO’s Oxide Red: TCP-925. The black background parallelagram medallion was used throughout the system until late 1942, at which time the ‘see-through“ white only parallelagram was adopted. In 1951 the parallelagram was replaced by the 48” high block “SOO LINE” lettering. (see decal sheet SOO MOD-2) Lettering and art work by Ken Soroos

Footnote: The original Wisconsin Central (1893-1909) was leased by the MSt.P&SSM in 1909. The word ‘Sault” of Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie, is pronounced “soo”, hence the road’s nickname which later became it’s legal name.

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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