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O General American 53'6" Wood Express Reefer

New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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At one time, the express refrigerator car was a common component of the nation's passenger trains. These cars provided fast delivery of perishable, high value crops and goods that demanded the speediest service the railroads could deliver. Since many of the cars were equipped with collapsible ice bunker bulkheads, the cars could double in mail and express package service.

The General American 53' 6" Wood Express Refrigerator cars were among the most common cars of this type used in the US. Not only were they used by many class 1 railroads in express mail and passenger service, they were perhaps best known in the liveries of the express companies, such as American Railway Express and Railway Express Agency.

Features Include:

  • Sprung die-cast GSC Commonwealth express car trucks

  • All metal ladders, stirrups and grab irons

  • Detailed underframe

  • Opening doors and roof hatches

  • Accurate painting and lettering

  • Approximate length: 13.5"

  • Minimum radius curve (2-Rail): 36"

  • Minimum diameter curve (3-Rail): O-36

Note: Atlas O body mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-Rail Item#

Road Name

2-Rail Item#

3001000 Undecorated 3002000

New Road Numbers!

3001003 Railway Express Agency (Green/Gold/Red/White) 3002003
3001002 Rio Grande (Green/Gold/Black) 3002002

New Paint Schemes!

3001026 Canadian National (Green/Gold) (Cancelled) 3002026
3001027 Great Northern (Green/Gold/Red/White) 3002027
3001028 Northern Pacific (Green/Gold/White/Black/Red) 3002028
3001029 Pacific Fruit Express (Green/Gold) 3002029

MSRP 3-Rail: $84.95
MSRP 2-Rail: $89.95

Estimated Delivery: 3rd Quarter 2017

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