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HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer

Featuring the highly detailed Athearn Genesis model that is also available with Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound!

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

One of the greatest freight car innovations of the 20th century was the creation of the refrigerator car, commonly referred to as a “reefer.” The ability to haul perishables such as fruits, vegetables and meat products across the country was a major factor in the development of modern America. No longer did food have to be produced close enough to urban areas, so that it could be consumed before spoiling. At the same time, areas with additional capacity for agricultural production could produce more food, since it did not have to be sold locally.

For many years, reefers relied on ice bunkers to keep loads cool. After World War II, technological advances made mechanical refrigeration practical for a freight car. In addition, a mechanical reefer could be larger than an ice reefer because of the greater cooling capabilities.

Fruit Growers Express owned the largest fleet of reefers in the East. FGE was owned by a group of ten railroads, with Atlantic Coast Line and Southern being two of the largest original owners. Many of FGE cars were built at its Jacksonville Shops, including these 57’ smooth-side mechanical reefers.

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Athearn Genesis G63056 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, BNFE #9251
Athearn Genesis G63056 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, BNFE #9251
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Athearn Genesis G63057 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, BNFE #9251
Athearn Genesis G63057 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, BNFE #9265
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Athearn Genesis G63058 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, BNFE #9269
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Athearn Genesis G63059 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, FGE/Solid Cold #12836
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Athearn Genesis G63060 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, FGE/Solid Cold #12898
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Athearn Genesis G63061 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer, FGE/Solid Cold #12914
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Athearn Genesis G63062 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, Frisco #333009
Athearn Genesis G63062 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, Frisco #333009
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Athearn Genesis G63063 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, Frisco #333027
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Athearn Genesis G63064 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, Frisco #333048
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Athearn Genesis G63068 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, UP/ARMIN #922012
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Athearn Genesis G63069 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, UP/ARMIN #922036
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Athearn Genesis G63070 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer, UP/ARMIN #922049
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Athearn Genesis G63356 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer with Sound, BNFE #9251
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Athearn Genesis G63357 HO Scale Mechanical Reefer with Sound, BNFE #9265
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Athearn Genesis G63359 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, FGE/Solid Cold #12836
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Athearn Genesis G63360 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, FGE/Solid Cold #12898
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Athearn Genesis G63361 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, FGE/Solid Cold #12914
Athearn Genesis G63361 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, FGE/Solid Cold #12914
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Athearn Genesis G63362 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, Frisco #333009
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Athearn Genesis G63363 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, Frisco #333027
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Athearn Genesis G63364 HO Scale 57' Mechanical Reefer with Sound, Frisco #333027
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