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HO 50' Smooth Side Mechanical Reefer, SFRD #2072

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Roundhouse - RND-1445
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HO 50' Smooth Side Mechanical Reefer, SFRD #2072

Item No.
Roundhouse - RND-1445
$34.99
Product $34.99
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Estimated Total: $34.99

HO 50' Smooth Side Mechanical Reefer, SFRD #2072

Item No.
Roundhouse - RND-1445
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Product $34.99
Add Ons
Estimated Total: $34.99
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Product Details

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Separate brake wheel
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 33” Machined wheels with RP25 contours
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Fully-assembled and ready to run
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The railroads responded to the migration from ice stored in bunkers as a primary cooling system to the diesel mechanical systems. The mechanical reefers could keep a more regular temperature, often times colder then what the ice bunker cars could at the time. Initially mechanical reefers were used primarily in frozen food service. This would soon change as mechanical refrigeration began to replace ice-based systems. Soon after, mechanical refrigeration units replaced the “armies” of personnel required to re-ice the cars. Several different deliveries of the 50’ mechanical cars were made to many different railroads in the mid to late 1950s and 1960s.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer # 660132941390
Minimum Radius 18"
Reporting Mark SFRD
Lighted No
Axles 4
Coupler Style McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era 1941-1970,1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Full Road Name Santa Fe
Scale HO
Sub Brand ROUNDHOUSE