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Uncataloged Rail King O Gauge Modern Reefer Cars Announced

September 10, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced three exclusive RailKing Modern Reefer Car paint schemes for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Dixie Union Station featuring exclusive Kroger liveries. All will be produced in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, with an anticipated arrival date of November 2021.

Item No. 30-78238 Kroger (Veggies) Modern Reefer Car
Pre-Pay Order Price: $58.00 (plus freight)
MSRP: $64.95

Item No. 30-78239 Kroger (Fruit) Modern Reefer Car
Pre-Pay Order Price: $58.00 (plus freight)
MSRP: $64.95

Item No. 30-78240 Kroger (Veggies) Modern Reefer Car
Pre-Pay Order Price: $58.00 (plus freight)
MSRP: $64.95

ABOUT THE RAILKING MODERN REEFER

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, dairies, meat processors, and other food businesses to become players on a national scale. Among other things, the reefer enabled Chicago to become "Hog Butcher for the World"; in pre-reefer days, livestock had been transported to local markets and butchered as close as possible to the final consumer.

In the 19th Century, ice for reefers was harvested from frozen ponds each winter and stored as well as possible in insulated icehouses. The advent of mechanical ice-making around 1900 greatly increased the capacity of the reefer fleet, which at its height consumed over one million tons of ice annually. Since loaded cars needed to be re-iced about once per day, icing stations were erected around the country on shipping routes that could be as long as coast-to-coast.

Famed railroad historian John H. White referred to reefers as "the most conservative of all American freight cars," as reefers retained wood frames and sides long after other types of cars had converted to steel construction. Steel reefers like this RailKing model became common only after 1940, and many wood reefers ran well into the 1960s. Mechanical reefers, with self-powered refrigeration units in each car, became the norm in the second half of the 20th century, and the practice of stopping a train to re-ice during shipment gradually disappeared.

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE THRU:

Dixie Union Station
110 W. Main Street
Mason, OH 45040
513-459-0460
http://www.dixieunionstation.com
rockylane@dixieunionstation.net

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing several additional limited-edition releases of the RailKing SD70ACe Diesel/Caboose Sets in five different liveries beginning this December. Each of the releases represent some of the most popular real-life liveries in the Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific Heritage paint schemes. Each locomotive comes paired with a matching Bay Window Caboose.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing three military themed Canadian Pacific RailKing SD70ACe Diesel Locomotives beginning this December based on real-life CP schemes. These unique schemes are three of five military themed liveries Canadian Pacific applied to this modern day hauler.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.




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