Nickel Plate Road GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hoppers 1955+
This decal set will help you letter the Nickle Plate Road's
fleet of GATC 2600 cu.ft. Airslide Covered Hoppers. In HO, models
from Athearn, Walthers, Eastern Car Works or Con Cor can be used.
The NKP rostered almost 200 cars.. Early series were leased from GATC (and later purchased) while the final series was bought new from GATC in 1962. All of the cars have gray bodies and ends, and have black bays/centersills between the bolsters.
NKP 500-645 (ex-GACX leased cars) Early Body Style Blt. 1955-1961
NKP 646-696 Built new for the NKP in 9-62
Enough lettering is supplied to letter 3 complete cars. These cars lasted through the 80s and into the early 90s. Many people had a hand in getting these decals done. In this case, a BIG thank you to Ken Rees, Nick Molo, Dan Holbrook and David Lehlbach for the research and photo help!
Additional photos and information on these cars can be found in books and the internet. Here are a couple of leads:
-George Elwood's Fallen Flags Site: here (Scroll down to Freight Cars and look for 500 and 600 series cars...).
-Morning Sun's Nickel Plate Color Guide to Freight Cars.
The decal set is printed in black, white, yellow and red. An extensive lettering diagram with 3 example cars is included.
Cost: $10.00 per set. Available in HO Scale.
Shipping: See main page for shipping details.
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7507 North State Route 159
Moro, IL 62067