O General American 53'6" Wood Express Reefer
New Road Numbers
At one time, the express refrigerator car was a common
component of the nation's passenger trains. These cars provided fast
delivery of perishable, high value crops and goods that demanded the
speediest service the railroads could deliver. Since many of the cars
were equipped with collapsible ice bunker bulkheads, the cars could
double in mail and express package service.
American 53' 6" Wood Express Refrigerator cars were among the most
common cars of this type used in the US. Not only were they used by
many class 1 railroads in express mail and passenger service, they
were perhaps best known in the liveries of the express companies, such
as American Railway Express and Railway Express Agency.
Sprung die-cast GSC
Commonwealth express car trucks
All metal ladders, stirrups
and grab irons
Opening doors and roof hatches
Accurate painting and
Approximate length: 13.5"
Minimum radius curve (2-Rail):
Minimum diameter curve
Atlas O body mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.
Four road numbers are
available per road name.