Norfolk & Western Pullman Standard 4740 Covered Hopper 1969+
This decal set is designed for the outstanding Tangent Scale Models 4740 Covered Hopper. The NW rostered two thousand cars:
NW 173000-173999, Class HC-69, Built February and March, 1969
NW 176000-176999, Class HC-70, Built April, May and June 1970.
Many of these cars continue to serve on the present day NS.
This decal set includes all of the data you need to decal one
car. I have also included as many of the liner stencils as I am
aware of for this series as well as various paint out data, COTS
plates, etc for later eras. You provide the ACI lable, if it is
appropriate for the era you are modeling.
The HC-69 class have Apex style running boards, while the HC-70 cars have both Apex and Morton style running boards. Photo evidence suggests that first 500 HC-70 cars have Apex, and the final 500 have Morton.
Additional photos are easy to find for these cars on the
Internet. Two examples of such websites are:
- George Elwood's Fallen Flags Site. Click here for NW freight car photos. Scroll down and look for 173xxx and 176xxx series.
- RailcarPhotos.com : Click here for an NW Covered Hopper freight car search. Scroll through the photos and you will find many examples of original paint.
A detailed lettering diagram is included. This set is printed in black, white, yellow and red.
Cost: $7.00 per set.
Shipping: See main page for shipping details.
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