Illinois Central Pullman Standard 4740 Covered Hopper 1969+
In 1969, the Illinois Central took delivery of its first 100 PS 4740 cu.ft. covered hoppers. Numbered 56800-56899, they were painted gray with black IC Split-Rail graphics. (Yes, the entire car was gray -- body, ends, bays. and slope sheets. Yes, there is obvious builder photo evidence to prove this. ) The cars had black trucks. These cars saw system-wide service.
The series lasted through the ICG era, and some still exist today (For example, IC 56894 was spotted on October 6, 2007). This decal set includes all of the data you need to decal one car. It is designed to be used with the Tangent Scale Models HO 4740 Covered Hopper. (The old HO Athearn PS Covered Hopper could also be used.)
A photo of car 56872 can be found in the IC/GM&O Color Guide by James Kinkaid. (Published by Morning Sun). An additional photo of IC 56800 (shot in May of 2000) by Thomas French can be found here.
A detailed lettering diagram is included. This set is printed in black, white and red.
Cost: $6.00 per set.
Shipping: See main page for shipping details.
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7507 North State Route 159
Moro, IL 62067