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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
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
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
Pacific Fruit Express
#MTL-518 00 011   PFE
  • Released September 2011
  $26.50 retail ea.
#518 00 011

#PFE 12
#518 00 012

#PFE 23
Painted box car red with reefer yellow sides. They bear a 1925 paint scheme with SP medallion on the left side of the car and the UP “The Overland Route” shield on the right of the car. The end print is white; lettering and hardware are black. They were built in 1907 American Car & Foundry, rebuilt in February 1928, and run on Bettendorf trucks. They were originally built by ACF in 1907 as Class R-30-2 and included as part of the large series 1-6600 (class R-30-1s & R-30-2s). Pacific Fruit Express’s order for the series of 6,600 cars was the largest in U.S. history.
Union Refrigerator Transit Co.
#MTL-518 00 021   'Land O' Lakes'
  • Released September 2011
  $24.10 retail ea.
#518 00 021

#URTC 10133
#518 00 022

#URTC 10134
Owned by Union Refrigerator Transit Co. and leased to Land O’ Lakes Creameries, Inc. They are painted box car red with reefer yellow sides and fire red heralds. The lettering and hardware are black and end lettering is white. It was built in January 1927, also by American Car & Foundry, serviced in May 1934, and run on Bettendorf trucks. Unlike most other train cars used for butter transport, the Land ‘O Lakes Creamery Company of Minneapolis used their fleet of specially built refrigerated cars to ship only butter in their cars and not other products.
American Refrigerator Transit Co.
#MTL-518 00 041   ART
  • Released October 2011
  $24.90 retail ea.
#518 00 041

#ART 22787
#518 00 042

#ART 22789
This 40’ wood sheathed reefer bears the red, white and blue ART shield logo; the red, white and blue Wabash ‘Follow the Flag’ logo; and the red and white Missouri Pacific buzz saw logo. It has an unknown built date but was serviced in June 1950 and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The American Refrigerator Transit Company was a St. Louis, MO-based private refrigerator car line established in 1881 by the Missouri Pacific and Wabash railroads. It is now a subsidiary of the UP Corp.
Canadian National
#MTL-518 00 071   Canadian National
  • Released February 2012
  $20.85 retail ea.
#518 00 071

#CN 209300
#518 00 072

#CN 209344
These 40’ wood-sheathed ice reefers are painted mineral red with green and white logo and white lettering. They were built in September 1937, rebuilt in October 1948, and run on Bettendorf trucks. French did not appear on Canadian National cars until the late 1960s and 1970s when cars received the CN ‘Wet Noodle’ logos.
Canadian Pacific
#MTL-518 00 340   CP
  • Released September 2013
  $24.30 retail ea.
#518 00 340

#CP 5609
This 40’ double sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is painted maroon with black roof and ends. The ‘Canadian Pacific’ herald and lettering are all in Dulux imitation gold. Ladders and grabs are black—no door hardware. #5609 was one of a series of 100 express refrigerator cars built by Canadian Car & Foundry in June of 1922 and serviced in March 1955. The car runs on Bettendorf trucks.
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.
Berkshire (MPRS #1)
#MTL-518 00 080   Berkshire
  • Released May 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 080

#MAHX 2032
Built new by General American in December of 1925. It was repainted by General American’s East Chicago shops in February of 1931. Billboard car side advertising was used extensively by meat packers, breweries and producers of food products, 1920’s thru 1938. This form of advertising came about when freight car leasing companies realized they could make more money by letting the companies leasing their cars paint billboard ads on the sides of the cars.
Chaswolff Packing Co. (MPRS #2)
#MTL-518 00 090   Chaswolff
  • Released June 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 090

#N.A.D.X. 3149
Hams Bacon Lard Produce, multi-colored Honey Brand logo and a red and black logo. Side lettering is black and end lettering is white. Built in 1925 by Pressed Steel Car Company of Hegewisch, IL, on Bettendorf trucks. This reefer is one of a group of 150 refrigerator cars constructed for the North American Car Company’s leasing company, North American Despatch. The cars from this series displayed many different billboard themes, advertising for the company leasing them from N.A.D.X.
Morrells Refrigerator Line (MPRS #3)
#MTL-518 00 100   Morrells
  • Released July 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 100

#M.R.X. 5628
This 40’ wood sheathed ice reefer was built new in September of 1918. It is painted black with dark brown sides and adorned with a white heart promoting the “Iowa’s Pride” slogan and large white billboard lettering. ‘Morrell’ lettering is outlined in white with distinctive two-tone coloring. Billboard car side advertising was used extensively by meat packers, breweries and producers of food products from the mid-teens thru 1938.
St. Louis Independent Packing Co. (MPRS #4)
#MTL-518 00 110   St. Louis I. P. Co.
  • Released August 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 110

#1496
This is one of fifty cars from series 1400-1498 (even numbers only). Built by the American Car & Foundry Co. (lot #5693) in Chicago for the St. Louis Independent Packing Co. in July of 1910, it has a capacity of 1938 cubic feet and advertises the varieties of meat that it carried to market.
Kingan’s Reliable (MPRS #5)
#MTL-518 00 120   Kingan’s Reliable
  • Released September 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 120

#KRLX 237
This 40’ wood-sheathed ice reefer with straight underframe is painted brown with gray sides and blue/yellow ‘checkerboard scheme.’ Lettering is blue and white with red vertical stripes. It was built by American Car & Foundry in the early 1900s and runs on Andrews trucks. The Kingan Refrigerator Line, owned and operated by Kingan & Company of Indianapolis, rostered almost 600 meat reefers.
Evansville Packing Co. (MPRS #6)
#MTL-518 00 130   Evansville
  • Released October 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 130

#E.T.T.X 54
Painted brown with reefer orange sides and black and white logos, lettering in white; built in 1910 and traveled the Midwest from 1910 and into the '20s on Archbar trucks. Typical of late 19th century construction, the Evansville Packing Co. EPX 54 has the elaborate and colorful paint and hand lettering promoting “May Blossom” lard and “Battleship” hams and bacon.
Schwarzschild & Sulzberger (MPRS #7)
#MTL-518 00 140   Schwarzschild
  • Released November 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 140

#CBTCO 2025
Built by American Car & Foundry in May 1904 for the Cold Blast Transportation Company. C.B.T.Co. 2025 is a 36’ wood reefer with flat underframe. It was painted for the “Majestic Hams and Bacon” brand. Billboard era. Billboard car side advertising was used extensively by meat packers, breweries and producers of food products frmo the 1920s through 1938.
Bootes Hatcheries (MPRS #8)
#MTL-518 00 150   Bootes Hatcheries
  • Released December 2012
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 150

#QREX 90534
This 40’ wood reefer is painted brown with yellow sides. Boote’s Hatcheries #QREX 90534 was built in 1927 by General American as part of the 100 car series, 90500 - 90599. It received its paint scheme in 1934 just before the ruling that outlawed billboard advertising on reefer cars.
Southern Star (MPRS #11)
#MTL-518 00 180   Southern Star
  • Released March 2013
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 180

#LPCX 207
This wood sheathed ice reefer is one of 12 cars built by General American in July 1925 for Quaker City. It was then leased to the Louisville Provision Company (LPCX). The sides painted reefer yellow on the upper part, with black lettering and painted red with white lettering on the lower portion. It has a modern underframe and was painted for the “Southern Star” meat products.
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.
Lemp Brewing Co. (BRS #1)
#MTL-518 00 210   Lemp Brewing
  • Released May 2013
  $26.95 retail ea.
#518 00 210

#1504
John Adam Lemp arrived from Germany in 1838; he established his brewery in St. Louis where he utilized natural caves for refrigeration. His son William J. Lemp took over the business and built the Lemp Brewery industrial complex which still stands in St. Louis today. In 1903 Lemp Brewing registerd the Falstaff trademark & logo. This first release of this series is painted dark green. The bold layered lettering spans the side of the car and is bordered in white.
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