Santa Fe "Map and Slogan" Steel-sided Refrigerator Car 5-Pack
6-17741 | Price: $319.99
MAP & SLOGAN REFRIGERATOR CARS
Beginning in 1940, the Santa Fe Railroad initiated a new series of promotional decoration on their fleet of steel-sided refrigerator cars. One of five ATSF passenger line slogans – Grand Canyon Line, Scout, El Capitan, Super Chief, and Chief – was featured on a single side of each car. On the opposite side of each reefer, a large Santa Fe system map was boldly applied.
In the first few years, a curved map design was utilized, but it was soon modified to a straight-lined map version that was much easier for railroaders to stencil. Implemented until 1947, the short- lived ATSF slogan series was a common site on Santa Fe freight lines, and rates today as one of the most notable schemes in freight car history.
- Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
- Hidden uncoupling tabs
- Separately applied metal underframe details
- Opening roof hatches with props
- Opening hinged-style doors
Gauge: Standard O Scale
Dimensions: Length: 11 ½”
RailLine: Santa Fe
Minimum Curve: O-31
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