Re: End Numbers
Francis,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I looked at Vic Roseman's article in the Oct 2002 issue of RMJ (http://www.trainlife.com/magazines/pages/196/14287/october-2002-page-13). The photo of the prototype car is 12900 and the car number is stenciled under the Diamond as Tim mentioned. The LV company drawings and all the photos I've seen have the number under the diamond.
The black diamonds on the sides and ends were introduced in 1939 when the LV switched from black to freight car red on most of their freight cars. The end diamonds were 16 1/2" wide and 10" high with the 4 1'2" LV letters in white.
Dan Hicks is the only one I'm aware of that currently has accurate decals available for this car. He doesn't have a website, but you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll send you his list of eastern road decals.
Thanks for the reminder about the Trainlife site. I now have it bookmarked.
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