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HO Scale 37' General American (GARX) reefer

 

HO Scale General American 37' Meat Reefer

Back again (for the third time)!

 

 

Rapido is pleased to announce a new production run of our HO scale General American 37’ meat refrigerator car! It has been quite a while since we’ve offered these popular cars for sale, and it’s about time that we did some more! We are offering new road numbers on some of the most popular schemes from the earlier runs, as well as an all-new HO release.

 

 

The Rapido HO scale wood reefer is based on a design built between 1937 and 1941 by General American Transportation (GARX). Although built with a wooden sheathed body and roof that made them look like a car from an earlier era, these GARX cars were modern for their time. They were constructed on a steel underframe of similar construction to boxcar underframes then in common use and featured AB brakes, Equipco brake wheels and housings and Barber S-1 trucks. More than 940 cars were built to this configuration making it one of the most numerous meat reefer designs, and they lasted in service well into the early 1970’s.

Reefers of this type were typically assigned AAR class “RSM”. They would normally be assigned to meat service only, running between meat packing houses and regional dealers throughout North America. Typically the meat would originate in the Midwest, where blocks of cars would then be moved to Chicago and then dispersed to their final destinations. Meat reefers from a wide variety of packing houses could be seen on the hottest freight trains of roads throughout the country. They would normally be assigned to meat service only, running between meat packing houses and regional dealers throughout North America - including Canada.

 

 

Many people missed the first runs of these highly-detailed freight cars because they sold out so quickly. The third run is sure to do the same. Reserve yours now!

Rapido’s 37’ Meat Reefers Feature:

  • Complete underbody with all piping
  • Super-detailed Barber S-1 trucks
  • *Insulated turned blackened metal wheelsets
  • Accurate roof hatches and hardware
  • See-through brake platforms
  • Separate grabs, ladders and roofwalk
  • Accurate paint schemes
  • Multiple car numbers per scheme
  • Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers
  • Available in singles or multi-packs.
  • *Multi-Packs boxed for individual sale

 

 

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