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New Paint Schemes!

In addition to the UP/SP reefers owned by Pacific Fruit Express, PFE also operated a group of 2,775 cars that were owned by Western Pacific. In 1923, WP formed a subsidiary, Western Refrigerator Line, which owned the cars and leased them to PFE. A new paint scheme was developed for the cars and sent to ACF, who was constructing the first group of reefers at their Chicago facility.

Since the cars were intended to be operated with the PFE fleet of cars and they were built to PFE's own specifications, PFE strongly opposed WP's decision to paint the cars for an apparent competing refrigerator line. 146 cars were painted for the WRL and were sent west to be accepted by the PFE for service. PFE quickly repainted them to their then current livery but with the WP feather medallion applied to the car sides instead of the UP/SP logos.

This special set of reefers follows the various paint schemes that were applied to the WP cars from 1923 through the late 30s. Run individually or as a set, these cars are also a perfect complement to the previous PFE reefers that Atlas O has offered in the past.

(Roof-top ice hatches open just like on the real car)

Features Include:
- Highly detailed ABS body
- Separately-applied ladders, grab irons and stirrups
- Separately-applied door hinges, handles and latches
- Opening doors
- Separately-applied opening roof hatches, hinges and latches
- Die-cast underframe
- Separately applied brake system and vertical brake
- Separately-applied coupler lift bars
- 40-ton Bettendorf-style, die-cast
  sprung trucks with metal wheels
- Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
- Minimum diameter curve: O-31 (3-rail)

2-rail versions feature body-mounted scale knuckle couplers and scale 33" wheelsets.




6796-1 O 40' Wood Reefer WP/PFE 4-Pack† (contains 1 of each paint scheme) 7796-1
8176-1 Western Refrigerator Line/Western Pacific†  #7001 9176-1
8177-1 WP/PFE† (Early) #50601 9177-1
8178-1 WP/PFE† (Intermediate) #52273 9178-1
8179-1 WP/PFE† (Late) #52341 9179-1
6796-2 O 40' Wood Reefer WP/PFE 4-Pack† (contains 1 of each paint scheme) 7796-2
8176-2 Western Refrigerator Line/Western Pacific† #7076 9176-2
8177-2 WP/PFE† (Early) #50444 9177-2
8178-2 WP/PFE† (Intermediate) #52311 9178-2
8179-2 WP/PFE† (Late) #52567 9179-2

†Union Pacific Licensed Product

MSRP  3-rail (4-Pack): $239.80
MSRP  2-rail (4-Pack): $259.80

MSRP 3-Rail (Single Car): $59.95
MSRP 2-Rail (Single Car): $64.95

Estimated Delivery:
May 2006


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