HO General American 37' Meat Refrigerator Car - First Release

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Dubuque Packing meat reefer

The first releases of these cars will offer four individual car numbers per paint scheme. These will be available as a four pack (four individual cars shrink wrapped together and easily broken up for individual sale) as well as individual cars. Note that individual cars will be one of the four available road numbers. Future releases will include new car numbers.

A note on paint schemes: When built these cars were mostly painted yellow-orange with red ends and roof. Being built soon after the prohibition on “billboard” lettering schemes, the early lettering arrangements were typically fairly simple. Most cars carried GARX or URTX reporting marks. Some carried the name of the leasing packing company, while others did not. The later were typically used in per-diem (daily rental) service and could be assigned to any packer that needed a car. The earliest cars had door hardware and ladders painted black, but early in the 1940’s cars started appearing with the hardware and doors painted body color. Also starting in the late 1940’s many of the cars started to appear with the reporting marks of leasing packers and schemes became bolder and more colorful.  

HO Scale General American 37' Meat Reefer
Assembled Single Cars - $39.95 ,
Assembled 4-packs - $159.80
Kit Undecorated - $34.95 - coming soon!!
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Road Era (approximate) Car Numbers Single car Four pack
Undecorated meat reefer Undecorated   121000
American Stores meat reefer American Stores Built 1940,
mid 1950's scheme
1912
1916
1921
1938
121001 121002
Dubuque meat reefer Dubuque
Large logo
Built 1937,
mid-late 1950's scheme
63016
63026
63029
69041
121003 121004
Dugdale meat reefer Dugdale Built 1939,
delivery scheme
3461
3463
3466
3469
121005 121006
GARX meat reefer GARX Refrigerator Built 1939,
delivery scheme
3491
3493
3494
3498
121007 121008
Hormel meat reefer Hormel Built 1937,
delivery scheme
68028
68032
68036
68037
121009 121010
Hygrades meat reefer Hygrade's Built 1940,
mid 1950's scheme
3102
3106
3115
3149
121011 121012
Kingan meat reefer Kingan
large logo
Built 1940,
1950's scheme
3045
3082
3120
3137
121013 121014
Morris Rifkin meat reefer Morris Rifkin Built 1940,
delivery scheme
5100
5103
5118
5123
121015 121016
Oscar Mayer meat reefer Oscar Mayer - large logo  Built 1939,
late 1940's scheme
66051
66053
66059
66075
121017 121018
Swift meat reefer Swift
red billboard
Built 1937,
1950 scheme
2571
2768
2778
2825
121019 121020
Tobin Packing Built 1937,
delivery scheme
1621
1624
1626
1628
121021 121022
URTX meat reefer URTX Refrigerator Built 1938,
delivery scheme
63061
63068
63074
63082
121023 121024
Painted, unlettered GARX orange sides and hardware, freight car red ends and roof.   121098  
Undecorated meat reefer

Kit
Undecorated
($34.95 MSRP)

    121099  



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