Re: Request for info about SFRD Mechanical Reefers


charles slater
 

The 1000-1004 were the four Rr-31's the Santa Fe converted to mechanical reefers as an experiment in Sept 1955

The 2000-2188 are the Rr-56 class built in 1955 by Santa Fe

The 3150-3179 are the Rr-54 class cars built in 1953 by Santa Fe

I have been told there is a model of an early Santa Fe mechanical reefer in the works but I don't know who is doing it.

Charlie Slater



To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: wpmccoy@comcast.net
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 12:49:50 +0000
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Request for info about SFRD Mechanical Reefers







Tim, Is Pacific HO the car that was released as Golden Spike, Walthers, Silver Streak etc?

Bill McCoy
Jax

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


classes and build dates were for the following SFRD
mechanical reefers, listed in the January 1957 ORER:

SFRD 1000-1004 (Rr-?)
SFRD 2000-2108 (Rr-?)
SFRD 3150-3179 (Rr-?)

3150-3179 were Rr-54. There is a 1953 builder photo on page 171
of the Great Yellow Fleet. Sadly, there are only four accurate
HO scale models of mechanical refrigerators: one BRE/FGE (plastic
Pacific HO), one FGE (WrightTrak resin), and two post 1960 PFE
models that arrived in 2009 from Red Caboose and Intermountain.
Athearn makes three others w/ varying degrees of inaccuracy and
only one of those resembles a pre-1960 model.

The good news is that with Archer rivets scratchbuilding one is
not nearly as hard as it used to be...

Tim O'Connor








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