Re: Placement of end lettering for LNE hoppers

Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>

Mark Heiden wrote:

I have a question regarding the end lettering on Lehigh & New England
twin-bay offset side hoppers, series 13251-13350. These cars were
built in 1939 by Bethlehem Steel Company.
I'm lettering a car using CDS dry transfer set 713, and while the
lettering diagram shows a broadside view, it does not show the ends. Does anyone know how the reporting marks and car numbers were arranged
on the ends? Was there any other lettering on the ends? I'm modeling
a car still in its original paint, so information on the as-delivered
lettering is what I'm seeking.

While I don't have a builder's photo of the L&NE hopper, I do have one of B&M #7152 which Bethlehem built in 1941. The end lettering was on two lines on the right side - "BM" and "7152" in roman lettering. There was no other end lettering.

Tim Gilbert

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