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HO 50' Ice Bunker Reefer, WFEX #705372

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Athearn - ATH50034
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PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

A “reefer” is a refrigerated boxcar, designed to carry perishable freight such as dairy, meat, and vegetables at specific temperatures. The use of ice to refrigerate and preserve food dates back to prehistoric times. For most of the 19th century, natural ice (harvested from ponds and lakes) was used to supply refrigerator cars. Refrigerator cars required effective insulation to protect their contents from temperature extremes. The last ice bunker reefers were built in 1957, with the last ice-cooled reefers retired in 1971.

  • Separately applied end tack boards and door latch bars
  • Includes molded and wire form grab irons, stirrup steps and recessed ladders
  • Positionable Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches with etched hatch stops

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Separately applied end tack boards and door latch bars
  • Includes molded and wire form grab irons, stirrup steps and recessed ladders
  • Positionable Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches with etched hatch stops
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Photo-etched brake platform
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Precision machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Minimum radius: 18”

Product Specs

Sound
No
Axles
4
Scale
HO
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Minimum Radius
18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark
WFEX
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1990, 1991-2010, 2010-Present Day