Norfolk & Western GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hoppers 1961+
This decal set is aimed at the N&W'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 N&W rostered several small orders of their own cars, and with the 1964 merger (Wabash/NKP) additions, maxed out at over 400 total airslides. All of the cars have gray bodies and ends, and most appear to have black bays/centersills between the bolsters.
N&W 71600-71649 (1965) Late Body Style, HC-12A.
N&W 71650-71699 (1961-1964) Early Body Style, HC-12, HC-12A.
N&W 200500-200696 (Ex NKP, 1956-1962) Early Body Style, HC-25, HC-26, HC-28
N&W 341100-341199, 342xxx, (Ex Wabash, 1956-1962) Early Body Style, HC-61.
Enough lettering is supplied to letter 3 complete cars. These cars lasted through the 80s and into the early 90s. Thank you to Ken Rees, Ed Hawkins and Nick Molo for assistance in getting this set done.
Additional photos and information on these cars can be found in books and the internet. Here are a couple of leads to get you started:
- George Elwood's Fallen Flags Site here (Scroll down to Freight Cars and look for 716xx and 200xxx series...).
- Morning Sun's N&W Color Guide.
The decal set is printed in black, white 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