Re: Walthers 50-foot Express Reefer

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>

A quick question directed to Ed Hawkins (and anyone else who might know)-

Main Line models produced for many years a Milwaukee Road URTX General American Express refrigerator car #48330 that was decorated with silk screened orange sides, a maroon fascia board lettered THE MILWAUKEE ROAD , and ??black roof and underframe. The car is actually pretty handsome , and the decoration, real or bogus looks quick appropriate.

Athearn apparently copied Main Line and brought out an identical car in molded plastic.

Ed, in your GARX research, did you find any hint that a car such as this actually existed? No one yet in the Milwaukee historical fold has yet been able to substantiate it.

Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, California

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