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Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation (IHRC) “Ex-AA Patch 1983+” explains the next step in the continuing story of the ex-Ann Arbor cars in the 1980s. One of Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation’s operations included the ex-NYC line that served the Connersville Indiana Ford plant, producer of air conditioning parts. The IHRC assumed the lease of the Ann Arbor cars in 1983, patching them with the Indiana Hi-Rail logo and substantial amounts of orange paint. From there, the cars continued to work, serving in the Ford parts supply pool to assembly plants. The Tangent model shows an example of one of the patched cars, specifically IHRC 10007. We have lightened the ex-AA body orange just a little bit to match the prototype car with a few years of wear and tear, along with lighter orange patches applied by the IHRC to obliterate the previous owner’s markings. The Ann Arbor’s black and white stripes still show on the left side of the car and if you look closely, you will notice the newly applied return route to Connersville, Indiana. This Indiana Hi-Rail jewel is perfect for the 1983-1992 modelers out there.