This item is not yet available, but may be ordered and we will ship as soon as it becomes available. Orders are filled in the order received. This item is currently expected: March 2014. Orders must be submitted by March 13, 2013 for guaranteed delivery. As always at First Hobby, your credit card won't be charged for an item until it ships.
In 1947, REA ordered 500 of these all new steel express reefers from ACF, in an effort to handle express and parcel traffic. During the same time period, Atlantic Coast Line purchased 50. These cars were added to the front of passenger trains traveling coast-to-coast on all major railroads. These new steel express cars utilized welded construction and a new high speed truck design. They were able to carry both refrigerated loads as well as parcel loads due to their collapsible ice bunkers that were stored away when not in use.
Model features include:Welded sides
3/3 Improved Dreadnaught Ends
Separate ladders and grabs
Fully detailed underframe
Steam, Air & Signal Hoses
Equipped with AccuMate Knuckle Couplers
Trucks equipped with free-rolling metal wheels
Accurate painting and lettering