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N Scale - YesterYear Models - Mariposa 605 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 - Growers Express - 605

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N Scale - YesterYear Models - Mariposa 605 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 - Growers Express - 605 Copyright held by TroveStar


Production Type Special Run
Stock Number Mariposa 605
Original Retail Price $25.95
Brand YesterYear Models
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Body Style Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23
Prototype Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 (Details)
Road or Company Name Growers Express (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Mariposa Pears
Reporting Marks GEX
Road or Reporting Number 605
Paint Color(s) Orange with Brown Ends and Roof
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Generic Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel 40-23
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160


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Prototype History:
PFE built the Class R-40-23 steel ice-cooled refrigerator car in 1947. This was the largest class of steel cars they built. In this version, the placard board was moved to the left of the car door and a little higher, and the smaller board seen on Class R-40-20 was omitted. And once again, the route card board was applied at the left bolster.

These cars feature Murphy steel roofs, W-corner 3/3 Improved Dreadnaught ends and 4'-0" doors. A group of 1000 cars was converted for Temco service and renumbered 20002-21001 in 1960-61. Another group of 15 cars was rebuilt with 6' plug doors for Polarstream Liquid Nitrogen cooling and renumbered 1001-1015 in 1965. Another group of 239 cars was renumbered into the 36001-36500 series for TIV service in 1965-66. The Temco equipped cars had it removed in 1966 and were renumbered to 35002-36000. The cars 1001-1015 were renumbered 36501-36515 for TIV service in 1968.

Road Name History:
Growers Express is a fictional refrigerated car line. It was invented by Yesteryear models for their series of special runs which depict colorful billboard style liveries on InterMountain's R40-23 series reefers.





Item created by: Jenna on 2018-04-06 16:39:12. Last edited by gdm on 2018-04-07 08:54:27

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