Lettering set for NP 24’ caboose - a Rick Leach decal set
The Northern Pacic had approximately 400, 24 foot wood cabooses. Built between 1907 and 1921, they saw service through the 1960’s. During rebuilding,
ends, widths of cupola, platform length, trucks, and other features changed as rebuilt or not, resulting in quite a variety of small diences - reference to
photographs is best.
Series 1200-1399, 200 cars, Northern Pacic Shops, 1908/13, rebuilt and renumbered in1940 from 1000-1800 series range
Series 1600-1699, rebuilt in 1910 from 4-whl bobbers originally buit in 1905
Series 1700-1789, 90 cars, built by Pacic Car & Foundry, 1921
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted NP mineral-red and originally came with a with black tar roof. Lettering all white stencil paste. In March of 1951 the
letterboard ”Northern Pacic“ gave way to the new 48” nomad lettered with NORTHERN PACIFIC and the “Main Street of the Northwest” slogan. In 1957,
the nomad was changed to include RAILWAY. The NP employed a unique gothic style lettering design very accurately traced by Rick Leach. Herald placed
between windows on right side and directly under cupola on left side. Smoke jack galvanized, mineraL red or black. “LT WT” and shop mark on center sill. NP
with periods were shopped at NP’s South Tacoma shops (code RM) , and NP without periods shopped at NP’s Como shops in St.Paul. 3” numbers over doors
and 2” numbers on truck bolsters facing car ends.
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals with artwork by Rick Leach
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet