lettering set for Armour’s 1949 40’ steel reefers
In 1949, Armour purchased 2,000 40’ steel reefer to augment it’s aging eet of 37’ wood reefers (down to 3,540 by 1948) delivery as follows:
Series 1-1000, 1,000 cars, General American Transportation Corp, delivered March 1949
Series 1001-2000, 1,000 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 3300, delivered February 1949
Paint & Lettering: Sides painted with Armour Yellow enamel, ends painted Synthetic Freight Car Red; roofs coated with black asphalt cement sprinkled with red
granules as a non-skid surface. Lettering black stencil paste with the as delivered 5’ billboard name in Armour Maroon. Running boards unpainted.
Decal set with ettering and artwork designed and created at Protocraft Decals
For a more comprehensive understanding of these cars, see Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider’s excellent series RP CYC Vol 21, pages 94-112.
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet