Here's a model that just about anybody can use on his ( or her ) railroad: The
D&RGW "Short" Refrigerator Car, or "Reefer" as they were called by the railroad
Before the days of paved highways and reliable motor trucks, these
refrigerator cars were about the only means of getting perishables to the
towns along the railroad's right-of-way..
'Back when my wife and I first moved to Chama, (around 1974), this writer had
the opportunity of talking with one of the locals who at the time had a little
grocery store located in the building now occupied by "Chama Drugs"..
He told of the days when he would place an order for a side of beef at the
wholesale meat company in Alamosa, and it would arrive in a few days via one of
these colorful reefers..
At one point in time these cars could be seen all over the line, including the
Our model weighs in at 3.5 ounces, and comes complete with accurately
scaled, easy-to-assemble, free rolling trucks moulded in an engineering plastic
bearing the trade name "Celcon".. And of course, our highly detailed ribbed back
"DENVER GRIFFIN" coined and nickel plated Free Rolling Precision Wheelsets..
All parts of this model kit, save for the hand grabs and brake rods and piping
are injection moulded in high impact styrene plastic.. Decals and Genuine Kadee
® Couplers are included, of course, along with comprehensive instructions
and "hints" to ensure your model will end up like the one shown here..
These kits are occasionally available with factory Pre-Painted / Pre-Lettered
sides, ends and roofs.. Call or write for availability..