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Lackawanna’s 1937 AAR boxcars lettering set for as-delivered in 1940

Part Number: DL&W-3

Price: $8.50

In February and March of 1940, the DL&W received 500 all-steel boxcars of the new 1937 AAR design with an 10’-0” inside height from the Magor Car Company
as Lot P9450. These were assigned Series numbers 49000-49499. In July 1941, 3 additional cars were received from Magor under Lot P9677 and assigned Series
49500-49502. The cars came with 4/5 DN ends, featured the new round (W) corner construction, Ajax powered handbrake assemblies, wood running boards and
7/7 Wine ladders and roping staples. When delivered the A/B valve was protected with a valve shield plate on the left side.
Paint & Lettering: Cars were painted with DL&H freight car brown. Underframe coated with black car cement. Lettering, when delivered, had the road name
spelled out on the right side in all white stencil paste. In 1955, repaints of this Lot skipped the combination of road name and Route of the Phoebe Snow together
on the right side (see decal set DL&W-3b for Series 51000), and instead received the large 18” sans-serif block lettered name above the reporting marks on the left
while Route of the Phoebe Snow was only on the right (see DL&W-3b).
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Model by Protocraft if PC-3526
The DL&W rreceived 1,500 1937 AAR design boxcars, as follows:
Series 49000-49499, 500 cars, Magor Car Corp, Lot P9450 - delivered February 1940
Series 49500-49502, 3 cars, Magor Car Corp, Lot P9677 - delivered July 1941
Series 51000-51399, 400 cars, Magor Car Corp, Lot P9975 - delivered April 1942
Series 51400-51749, 350 cars, American Car & Foundry, Lot 2714 - delivered November 1944 -
Series 51750-51999, 250 cars, Magor Car Corp, Lot W708 - delivered December 1944 - 7-Panel Superior doors

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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