1947 saw the maps replaced with the "Ship& Travel" slogan but by 1950 there were many maps still around.
Prototype N Scale Models (TM)
by George Hollwedel
2108 Buffalo Tundra Dr
Austin, TX 78754-5960
From: "genegreen1942@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 6:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] ATSF Bx-27 in series 138000-138499
Just received a Red Caboose ATSF box car kit # RC-8030-4i. Car is numbered ATSF 138019 and appears to match some photos I've found of cars in ATSF Bx-27 series 138000-138499 except for one significant particular. More on that later.
From the only photo -builder's photo, I assume - found so far I know to use the Youngstown doors and the Ajax hand brake. The trucks in the kit's box do not appear correct but I won't worry about that until after an opportunity to see what extra trucks I have on hand. I assume the rectangular panel roof and wood running boards are correct. Anyone?
The model has Grand Canyon Line lettering on the left side and a straight-line map on the right. The photo I found shows the B end and right side. There is no map and the reporting marks are A.T.& S.F. in the photo and ATSF on the model.
If I have my facts straight the ATSF 138000-138499 series was built in early 1937. Is it likely that the car would have been repainted as on the model by September 1950?