N PRR MOW Black Lettering Decals Early Schemes (1930-1960)
Thank you for buying this decal sheet. This set was produced to introduce a more comprehensive set for these classes, which hadn't been done by previous manufacturers.
A railroad system as large as the PRR had a huge amount of equipment used in the maintenance of the railroad. It used what it needed from its revenue service fleet as well as converting older obsolete freight cars into more usable MOW service cars, such as the XL camp cars. This decal set is intended to cover the majority of the PRR MOW fleet as would have been seen starting in 1937 into the 1960’s, when lettering styles changed to a more conservative amount of lettering.
This sheet has enough data to do 18 cars. Typically there is enough data for 2 cars of each generic type. (Camp Car, Gondola, Flatcar, etc.) The vast majority of the fleet did not have any end numbers. However, photo verification is encouraged.
For painting instructions, from 1937 to 1953 the car body was painted Battleship Gray, from 1953 and beyond the car body would be painted Camp Car Yellow. The trucks, grabs and ladders were black. Consult pictures for greater accuracy. For references in regard to the PRR's MOW fleet please consult the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society's publications, Pennsylvania Railroad Flat Cars, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1881-1968, by Elden Gatwood and Al Buchan, Pennsylvania Railroad Gondolas, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1869 to 1968 by Al Buchan and Elden Gatwood; PW&B, PB&W and PRR Company Service Cars, compiled by Richard E. Hall and published by the Wilmington Chapter, National Railway Historical Society; “Work Trains, Wreck Trains and Camp Cars” series by Al Buchan published in Model Railroading Magazine issues Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 1995, Jan/1996 available online at www.trainlife.com and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide published by Morning Sun Books.