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InterMountain ART Ice Reefer "As Delivered" 1936-1948 Paint Scheme Featured

ARM/MPHS Special Run - American Refrigerator Transit Ice Reefer, “As-Delivered” Single-Herald Paint Scheme

The Amarillo Railroad Museum and the Missouri Pacific Historical are thrilled to announce a new, exclusive, limited-run of ART reefers sporting the 1936-1948 single herald paint scheme. This is the culmination of a three-year project This is the culmination of a three-year project we have had with InterMountain Railway Company. These models have not been offered for nearly 10 years. For ART history buffs, we realize that “as-delivered” is somewhat of a misnomer since the cars delivered in 1936 had silver or galvanized roofs and not the INCO-red on these cars, but that scheme lasted for such a short time, it is of interest to only a small group of modelers. Those wishing t build an ART fleet will be well pleased. Although this scheme ended in 1948, the cars were repainted slowly, and is was not uncommon to see this scheme into the late 1950s.

Excellent details such as the braces on the roof to support ice facility ramps. Kadee #5 couplers.

These cars are only available through the Amarillo Railroad Museum or the Missouri Pacific Historical Society. There are only 50 cars of each road number, so if you want a full set, order quickly!

Both organizations are committed to bringing you the best models at reasonable prices. We do not charge special run or surcharge fees. Our price is the same as current-run InterMountain Railway Company reefers.

Details on the cars are as follows:
Six road numbers, 24005, 24025, 24169, 24210, 24270 and 24300
Build Date: 11-40
Repack location: LESP. ST. 9-46 (Lesperance Street Yard in St. Louis, Missouri)

We are also offering the full-color, three herald “Classic” ART paint scheme also with six new road numbers. These cars mix well with the “Classic” paint scheme. Please see our other listing for these cars.

If you want to do a bit of decaling, and want to change build or repack dates, consider our Mask Island ART Decal set which will re-letter six cars. Available separately for $11/sheet. Dab a touch of yellow paint on the existing data and overlay with the new decals. Great way to produce a distinctive ART fleet

If you mix and match these cars and the “Classic” paint scheme cars and/or decals, we will combine shipping.

The price is $39.95/car plus shipping (USPS Priority Mail). Museum and Society members receive a 10% discount on their orders. Texas residents must add 8.5% sales tax. We prefer PayPal, but will take MC ,V and DISC, checks and money orders. Checks and money orders may take two weeks to clear.

To order these cars you must go to this link:

www.amarillorailmuseum.com/product-page/art-2400-series-steel-ice-reefers-ho-scale-ready-to-run

ART 24300 Closeup

ART 24300 2

ART Rural

In an idyllic age, Missouri Pacific GP7 4169 has two new ART cars in tow. Destination? A trackside ramp in LaPrior, Texas to load cabbages and spinach, or a busy junction point such as Kansas City to deliver Colorado peaches and plums to a fruit-famished Midwest.

ART Industrial

From New York to Colorado on the three ART roads, and just about everywhere I-in between, ART cars could be seen being delivered or picked up at industries that handled fresh produce.

ART Grand Jct. CO

How do you weather an ART reefer? Seems the sky is the limit. In this photo of a very busy Grand Junction Colorado yard in 1955 you can find an array of yellows, yellow-orange, and varying shades of dirt and grime mixed in with what appears to be a freshly-painted string of three wooden reefers in the middle right part of the photo. Let your weathering skills blossom!