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40' Wood Sheathed Reefer
Prototypical Features:
• Accurate printing and paint schemes you have
    come to expect from Micro-Trains®
• Cast Zinc underframe for detail and durability
• Fine Details
• Body Mounted Couplers
• Magne-Matic Knuckle Couplers
• Detailed brake wheel applied separately
• Nicely Weighted
• Jewel Case
HEINZ® Reefer Series
Beginning September 2017       Micro-Trains is excited to announce our newest series; the HEINZ Reefer Series! This twelve month series will consist of twelve prototypically accurate HEINZ wood reefer cars and will be offered in both N and Z scale.
The H. J. Heinz Company, more commonly known as simply HEINZ, is an American food processing company that was founded by Henry John Heinz in 1869. With humble beginnings, Henry and friend Clarence Noble, began manufacturing horseradish in his father’s basement. The company would later expand to include tomato ketchup in 1875 and eventually over 60 food products by the mid-1890’s. HEINZ introduced its “57 Varieties” slogan in 1896 which was included on many of their very colorful billboard reefer cars. By 1919 the company had grown to over 6,000 employees and 25 factories and relied heavily on their fleet of over 700 railroad cars to transport their food products across the country. Contact your dealer to place your order today.
HEINZ® Reefer Series (Pre order)
#MTL-518 00 PRE   HEINZ Series
  • Starting September 2017
  $28.95 retail ea. • $23.16
Pre Order!

$0.01 Deposit
Micro-Trains is excited to announce our newest series; the HEINZ Reefer Series! This twelve month series will consist of twelve prototypically accurate HEINZ wood reefer cars and will be offered in both N and Z scale.
• 100% guarantee of Pre-Order ends April 30th
• Pre-Order with $0.01 deposit.
40' Wood Sheathed Reefer
Undecorated
#MTL-518 00 000   Undecorated
  • Next Release TBD
  $12.40 retail ea.
#518 00 000

N/A
Includes:
  • Parts as seen in the photo
  • Micro Trains Line Trucks
  • MTL Truck Mounted Couplers
  • Actual color may vary from photo
Burlington Refrigerator Express Co.
#MTL-518 00 031   BREX
  • Released October 2011
  $24.90 retail ea. • $19.92
#518 00 031

#BREX 74606
#518 00 032

#BREX 74647
These 40’ wood sheathed reefer cars with flush doors and vertical brakewheels bear the black, red and white logos and are lettered in black on the sides and white on the ends. They were built in 1945, serviced in May 1963, and run on Bettendorf trucks. World War II steel shortages forced the use of wood sides on otherwise all-steel cars. These Burlington Refrigerator Express cars are stenciled in the post-1958 block gothic lettering.
Mandan Creamery & Produce Co.
#MTL-518 00 050   Mandan C. & P. Co.
  • Released November 2011
  $27.30 retail ea. • $21.84
#518 00 050

#MCPX 2000
Built by Pressed Steel Car Co. in November 1927, serviced in April 1934, and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Mandan Creamery & Produce Company of Mandan, ND, also leased NAC cars under its own MCPX reporting marks. MCPX 2000 was assigned to Mandan for a brief period beginning in April 1934. Billboard car side advertising was extensively used by meat packers, breweries and producers of food products from the 1920s thru 1938.
Swift Refrigerator Lines
#MTL-518 00 061   Swift
  • Released November 2011
  $28.30 retail ea. • $22.64
#518 00 061

#SRLX 5820
#518 00 062

#SRLX 5839
Built in December 1936, serviced in 1950, on Bettendorf trucks. Though actually owned by General American Transportation Company, they were leased to Swift Refrigerator Lines. The reefer was not the invention of the railroads or meatpackers, but the result of inventive minds such as Gustavus Swift in the late 1800s. Swift is credited with the development of the first practical Ice-cooled reefer which allowed his company to ship dressed meats to all parts of the country and even abroad, which ushered in the “era of cheap beef.”
Meat Packer Reefer Series
Beginning last May, Micro-Trains launched its newest series featuring prototypically accurate meat packer refrigerator car schemes never before done by Micro-Trains! This 12 month series will consist of 12 unique, colorful and interesting reefers, and will not include a locomotive or caboose. Our first release will be the Miller and Hart Packing Company’s ‘Berkshire Ham and Bacon’ reefer built by General America in 1925. Don’t miss out on this exciting series.
Rath's Blackhawk (MPRS #10)
#MTL-518 00 160   Rath's Blackhawk
  • Released February 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 160

#RPRX 208
The Rath Packing Company of Waterloo, Iowa, leased most of it’s refrigerator cars from Mather from the 1920s through the 1950s. RPRX 208 was built in the 1920s and serviced in 1933. It is part of series 100-299.
Decker (MPRS #9)
#MTL-518 00 170   Decker
  • Released January 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 170

#DMRX 2834
Built by General American in October 1928 and repainted in East Chicago in December 1930 for Jacob E. Decker & Sons of Mason City, Iowa. This car has the billboard “DECKER” lettering on the roof. Billboard car side advertising was used extensively by meat packers, breweries and producers of food products from the 1920s through 1938.
Nuckolls Packing Co. (MPRS #12)
#MTL-518 00 190   Nuckolls Packing
  • Released April 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 190

#NPKX 100
This meat reefer was built by the Pressed Steel Car Co. in Sept. 1925 for the NACC (North American Car Corporation), and leased to Nuckolls Packing Co. When new in September 1925, Nuckolls advertised “Pikes Peak” brand lard on its Left side and “Mission” brand ham and bacon on its Right side.
Brewery Reefer Series
Beginning last May, Micro-Trains launched its newest series featuring prototypically accurate brewery refrigerator car schemes never before done by Micro-Trains! This 12 month series will consist of 12 unique, colorful and interesting reefers, and will not include a locomotive or caboose. Our first release will be the Lemp Brewing Company’s ‘Falstaff trademark & logo’ reefer built by General America in 1925. Don’t miss out on this exciting series.
Union Refrigerator Transit / Prima Co. (BRS #2)
#MTL-518 00 220   PRIMA
  • Released June 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 220

#URTC 12818
This reefer was built by American Car & Foundry in January 1923 and serviced in August 1932 and decorated for Prima Co. of Chicago . Due to issues with the ending of prohibition, the billboard design reads “Prima Special” without any mention of the product being transported.
Gluek Brewing (BRS #3)
#MTL-518 00 230   Gluek Brewing
  • Released July 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 230

#NRC 3353
This third release represents the Gluek Brewing Company of Minneapolis, MN. A successful brewery, it was turning out 44 barrels of beer a day. The brewery survived Prohibition, but was eventually sold to G. Heilemann in 1964. He tore the place down two years later. The Gluek’s label was acquired by the Cold Spring Brewing Company, which today produces beer for the Gluek’s restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.
Silver Edge (BRS #4)
#MTL-518 00 240   Silver Edge
  • Released August 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 240

#MSEX 1002
This 40’ wood sheathed reefer with vertical brake wheel is the fourth offering in the Brewery Reefer Series. A number of these breweries leased refrigerator cars from Merchants Despatch. MSEX was rebuilt at MDT shops in East Rochester. In March 1934 it was assigned to the Muessel Brewing Company of South Bend, Indiana, makers of “Silver Edge” beer, “Indiana’s Fines.”
Schott Brewing Company (BRS #5)
#MTL-518 00 250   Schott Brewing
  • Released September 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 250

#GARE 9905
Built in 1913 and numbered into series 9900-9924, this beer reefer was serviced and repainted in December 1933. One side of the car advertises “Highland Beer” and the other side displays “Schotts Lager”. It was leased through General American Refrigerator Express.
Sudbury Brewing Company (BRS #6)
#MTL-518 00 260   Sudbury Brewing
  • Released October 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 260

#SBCo. 102
This 36’ wood sheathed side reefer is number six in the Brewery Reefer Series. The car is brown with white lettering. It runs on Bettendorf trucks. A Canadian Brewery founded in 1907 by three families expanded operations throughout northern Ontario. Billboard car side advertising for breweries, such as this car, came to an abrupt halt in the United States in the 1920s with the enactment of Prohibition.
Century Beer (BRS #7)
#MTL-518 00 270   Century Beer
  • Released November 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 270

#SNBX 4601
This 40’ double sheathed wood reefer is painted brown with green sides, the century beer label to the left, and black printing to the right. It was built in August 1933 and runs on Archbar trucks. Burlington Refrigerator Express, which was operated by Fruit Growers for the CB&Q, leased small numbers of reefers to a number of private shippers in the 1930s. SNBX 4601 is one example from the Schneider Brewing Company of Trinidad, Colorado.
Manhattan Brewing Company (BRS #8)
#MTL-518 00 280   Manhattan Brewing
  • Released December 2013
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 280

#GARE 9900
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rod underframe is painted brown with yellow sides, white and red logo, with black herald and lettering. End lettering is in white. The car was built in January 1911 by General American, repainted in July 1934, and runs on Bettendorf trucks. It was a single car repainted for Manhattan Brewing Company of Chicago, brewers of ‘Old Manhattan” lager.
Peter Fox Brewing Company (BRS #9)
#MTL-518 00 290   Peter Fox Brewing
  • Released January 2014
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 290

#NADX 4751
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rod underframe is painted brown with yellow sides. The image of a horn blowing fox hunter is complimented by black lettering outlined in white. The car was built in 1933 and runs on Bettendorf trucks. After acquiring the old Hoffmann Brothers Brewery on west Monroe Street and issuing $500,000 in common stock, the nine Fox brothers began brewing operations in July of 1933.
Senate Brewing Company (BRS #10)
#MTL-518 00 300   Senate Brewing Co.
  • Released February 2014
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 300

#MDBX 100
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rod underframe is painted brown with white sides. It’s decorated with a gold, red and white logo, black lettering and white end print. It was built in August 1933 and runs on Bettendorf trucks. McDermott’s most notable brands were Senate Extra Pale and Burg Brau. Senate was an obvious reference to his political career which encompassed several terms in the Illinois State Senate.
Eagle Brewing Company (BRS #11)
#MTL-518 00 310   Eagle Brewing Co.
  • Released March 2014
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 310

#NRC 2900
Painted brown with yellow sides, a bald eagle logo, and black lettering. It was built in September 1919, serviced in January 1934, and runs on Bettendorf trucks. A single old industrial building at Jackson Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street is all that remains of the once vast New Orleans Brewing Co. Among its brands were Eagle Beer. The brewery was the result of an 1890 merger of six smaller brewers at the site of the Louisiana Brewing Co.
Heileman Brewing Company (BRS #12)
#MTL-518 00 320   Heileman Brewing
  • Released April 2014
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 320

#URT 19511
This 36’ wood sheathed reefer is painted brown with yellow sides, a multi-colored mascot logo, and black lettering. It was built in March 1934 and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The URTC 19511 (series 12000 - 19514) was assigned the Heileman Brewing Company of La Crosse, WI, with an explicit pitch for “Old Style Lager, Good Since 1850.” This right on the tail of prohibition which ended December, 1933. This car was built by American Car & Foundry.
Canadian National
#MTL-518 00 411   Canadian National
  • Released February 2017
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 411

#CN 10329
#518 00 412

#CN 10332
These 40’ wood reefers are green with yellow lettering and run on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1915 and acquired by Canadian National in 1924, then renumbered in 1939, it was equipped with charcoal heaters in the London shops. Retired in 1960, this car was one of the last wood-sided reefers on the CN.
Olde Frothingslosh Ale
#MTL-518 00 420   Olde Frothingslosh
  • Released April 2017
  $26.95 retail ea. • $21.56
#518 00 420

#OFRX 770
This 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Old Frothingslosh Pale Stale Ale is a unique beer so light, it floats on top of the foam! Originally a running joke on a Pittsburgh radio show in the 1950s, the Pittsburgh Brewing Company began selling small batches of relabeled “Frothingslosh” beer for special occasions.
Cudahy Refrigerator Line
#MTL-518 00 430   Cudahy Refrigerator
  • Released August 2017
  $28.80 retail ea. • $23.04
#518 00 430

#1001
This 40’ wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Cudahy Packing Company had over 2,000 wood reefer cars by the 1920s, and engaged in the common practice of billboard advertising for their products on the car sides. This Cudahy reefer promotes “Old Dutch Cleanser” on one side and “Puritan” brand hams, bacon and lard on the other.
Cudahy Refrigerator Line
#MTL-518 00 440   Cudahy Refrigerator
  • Released August 2017
  $28.80 retail ea. • $23.04
#518 00 440

#8702
This 40’ wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Cudahy Packing Company had over 2,000 wood reefer cars by the 1920s, and engaged in the common practice of billboard advertising for their products on the car sides. This Cudahy reefer promotes “Old Dutch Cleanser” on one side and “Puritan” brand hams, bacon and lard on the other.
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