Burlington Northern GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper 1970+
This decal set contains lettering for a Burlington Northern
GATC 2600 cu.ft. early body style Airslide Covered Hopper. In HO,
models from Athearn, Eastern Car Works or Con Cor can be used.
The cars have green bodies, ends and bays. The trucks are black.
The BN inherited an almost 900 car fleet of Airslide covered hoppers with the 1970. The CB&Q, NP and GN all contributed cars. Yes, there are a handful of C&S cars, and yes the SLSF brings cars into the mix in 1980, but the focus of this decal set is the 1970s BN lettered cars in the "early" Airslide body style. (a whopping 85% of the BN 2600cf Airslide roster was the "early" body style cars...)
Enough lettering is supplied to letter one car.
Need more photos? You are in luck, my friend. Click the links below to search for BN 400xxx and 401xxx series cars on sites like:
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Railroad Picture Archives .NET
Several different liner stencils, CAPY clocks, reflective rectangles and re-weigh dates in the 1970-1983 range are included. The BN logo is cut & spaced to lay out correctly over the Airslide car ribs. (I used the Athearn car as the basis for measurements)
The silk screened decal set is printed in white and black. A lettering diagram is included.
Cost: $8.00 per set. Available in HO Scale.
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