HO 57' Mechanical Reefer w/Sound, BN/White #19782

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ROADNAME SPECIFIC FEATURES:

Great Northern/Western Fruit Express
• New paint scheme: Tater Frater
• Phase I
• Early smoke jack with flapper
• Riveted carbody
• No door hangers
• Drop sill
• Early rod-style coupler cut levers
• Truck mounted brakes
• Era: 1969+


Burlington Northern
#19259
    o Phase II
    o Welded carbody
    o Single door hangers
    o Drop sill
#19264
    o Phase II
    o Welded carbody
    o Dual door hangers
    o Drop sill
#19708 and #19782
    o Phase I
    o Riveted carbody
    o Single door hangers
    o Drop sill
All BN road numbers
    o New paint scheme: white
    o Early smoke jack with flapper
    o Late angle-iron style coupler cut levers
    o Body mounted brakes
    o Era: 1986+


FGE
• New paint scheme: yellow with “FGE” block lettering
• Phase I
• Early smoke jack with flapper
• Riveted carbody
• No door hangers
• Drop sill
• Late angle-iron style coupler cut levers
• Body mounted brakes
• Era: 1979+


Santa Fe/SFLC
#1846 and #2535
    o Phase I
    o Riveted carbody
    o Dual door hangers
    o Drop sill
#2030 and #2263 
    o Phase II
    o Welded carbody
    o Dual door hangers 
    o Drop sill
All SF road numbers
    o New paint scheme: ex-FGE “Solid Cold” Patch
    o Late “T” style smoke jack
    o Late angle-iron style coupler cut levers 
    o Body mounted brakes
    o Era: 1995+


Union Pacific
#12635 
    o Phase I
    o Riveted carbody
    o Dual door hangers
    o Drop sill
#12816, #12902, #12923
    o Phase III
    o Riveted carbody
    o Dual door hangers
    o Straight sill
All UP road numbers
    o New paint scheme: ex-FGE “Solid Cold” Patch
    o Late “T” style smoke jack
    o Body mounted brakes
    o Late angle-iron style coupler cut levers
    o Era: 1995+


Wisconsin Central
• New paint scheme: ex-FGE “Solid Cold” Patch
• Phase I
• Late “T” style smoke jack
• Riveted carbody
• Dual door hangers
• Drop sill
• Late angle-iron style coupler cut levers
• Body mounted brakes
• Era: 1995+


MODEL FEATURES:
• Available with onboard SoundTraxx sound
• Scaled from prototype manufacturer's drawings and field measurements
• Repaints often vary by road number in the size and style of the reporting marks, car numbers and patch shapes
• Four different road numbers each except WFE
• See-through protective screens on the genset end
• Detroit Diesel 2-71 Genset visible inside
• End wall corrugation visible inside
• Inner refrigerator bulkhead
• See through end platforms
• Two different exhaust stack types: straight pipe with “flapper” or T-shaped “smokejack” per prototype and era
• Full underframe detail including Keystone cushioning, air brake reservoir, control valve, brake cylinder, brake plumbing, and fuel tank
• Factory applied end ladders and door closure rods
• Trainline hoses with silver ends
• Three different coupler cut lever styles per prototype
• Body-mounted or truck-mounted brakes per prototype
• McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
• 100-ton roller bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
• Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
• Machined metal wheels
• Weighted for trouble free operation
• Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 75, 83 and 100 rail
• Window packaging for easy viewing
• Packaging interior safely holds the model for convenient storage
• Minimum radius: 18"
• Recommended radius: 22"
• For a complete list of features, visit our website

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
• Sound recorded from actual genset
• Sound randomly cycles on and off
• Utilizes minimum track power
• Raise and lower the volume by adjusting the potentiometer


PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

One of the greatest freight car innovations of the 20th century was the creation of the refrigerator car, commonly referred to as a “reefer.” The ability to haul perishables such as fruits, vegetables and meat products across the country was a major factor in the development of modern America. No longer did food have to be produced close enough to urban areas, so that it could be consumed before spoiling. At the same time, areas with additional capacity for agricultural production could produce more food, since it did not have to be sold locally.

For many years, reefers relied on ice bunkers to keep loads cool. After World War II, technological advances made mechanical refrigeration practical for a freight car. In addition, a mechanical reefer could be larger than an ice reefer because of the greater cooling capabilities.

Fruit Growers Express owned the largest fleet of reefers in the East. FGE was owned by a group of ten railroads, with Atlantic Coast Line and Southern being two of the largest original owners. Many of FGE cars were built at its Jacksonville Shops, including these 57’ smooth-side mechanical reefers.

HO 57' Mechanical Reefer w/Sound, BN/White #19782

[ATHG63273]

$79.98

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This product is discontinued.
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