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 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 to 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
ART 24000 Series Steel Ice Reefers HO-Scale Ready-to-Run
We want you to be satisfied. Returns are accepted for damaged or shipping mistakes on our part. No buyer's remorse! We will reimburse you postage for valid return shipments.