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HO R40-2 Wood Reefer, Fairmont Creamery #30212

$32.98 (as of October 25, 2018, 6:10 pm)

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The coming of the railroad changed the way The usa ate and drank. Before the iron horse connected every town of any importance to the out of doors world, most food was once grown or produced locally. The arrival of cheap, fast, refrigerated transport – in the form of the woodsided reefer with ice bunkers at each end – enabled local brewers, dairies, meat processors, and other food businesses to turn into players on a national scale.

Until 1934, shippers could put it on the market their wares on leased bill – board reefers, each a hand-painted traveling work of art. That year, the Interstate Commerce Commission outlawed the flamboyant paint schemes because the cars steadily hauled shipments from other companies – whose freight bills thus unfairly paid to put it on the market the lessee’s products.

M.T.H. Electric Trains’ HO premium rolling stock like this R40-2 reefer car are true 1/87 scale models of North American freight cars. Abundantly detailed with separate grab irons, steps, hatches and brake wheels make sure that these models will hold up to even the most discrminating eye. Outfitted with smooth rolling trucks and Kadee couplers cause them to a favorite of operators who enjoy long consists of colorful liveries, each to be had in a couple of car numbers.

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