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N 50' Ice Bunker Reefer, WFEX #705360

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Athearn - ATH18084
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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.

  • Separate brake rigging
  • Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches
  • Screw-mounted trucks for accurate tracking

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Screw-mounted trucks for accurate tracking
  • Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches
  • Separate brake rigging
  • McHenry® operating scale spring couplers
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Minimum radius: 9 3⁄4””

Product Specs

Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1941-1970
Axles
4
Minimum Radius
9.75" (248 mm)
Reporting Mark
WFEX
Full Road Name
Western Fruit Express
Scale
HO