MTH 30-78211 - 19th Century Reefer Car "Genesee Beer"
- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- Decorative Brake Wheels
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles
- Unit Measures: 9 11/16" x 2 7/16" x 3 7/16"
- Operates On O-27 Curves
The coming of the railroad changed the way America ate and drank. Before the iron horse connected every town of any importance to the outside world, most food was 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, diaries, meat processors, and other food businesses to become players on a national scale.
This model typifies the all-wood reefer of the last quarter of the 19th century, with metal truss rods running under the car to counteract the wood underframe's tendency to sag in the middle. With a few boards thrown across the rods to make a platform, many a hobo used the truss rods as a traveling bedroom - hence the expression "riding the rods."
High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.