This set was produced to fill a gap in PRR decals which have never been done prior to this set.
The PRR's FM Class Container Flatcars were originally constructed to hold 5 standard sized Containers in 1928. These cars lasted in this service through 1950, when PRR President Symes ordered the retirement of the remaining containers and the service be absorbed into other LCL handling services. For more information reference the recently released book on the PRR's flatcar fleet published by the PRRT&HS.
This sheet includes enough decals to decal four FM container cars. The set includes 4 different car numbers with the correct build dates for each number. There are 4 different re-weigh/repack dates. Also, enough data has been included to decal 15 DD-1 Class containers and 5 SD-1 Class Containers, both of which were commonly used with this car while in container service.
The FM container car has been produced in HO brass by Railworks, LTD. and in resin by Funaro & Camerlengo.
A thank you for assistance in producing this decal set goes to some good friends, whom without thier constant push for near prototype perfection this set wouldn't have been what it is. For references in regard to the PRR's FM Container Cat fleet please consult the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society's annual publication, The Keystone, Winter 1985, Volume 18 Number 1 and Pennsylvania Railroad Flat Cars, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1881-1968, by Elden Gatwood and Al Buchan.