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MIcro-Trains Farm-to-Table Reefers


Moving perishables by rail began in the mid 19th century in an effort to move dressed meats beyond local urban markets. As technology advanced, by the early 20th century, anything could be quickly transported from farms to kitchens across the country. These wood-sided ice reefers were dominant revenue earners for almost 100 years until mechanical refrigeration became practical, and they also served as rolling billboards for the companies. Our series will feature twelve unique and colorful ‘produce’ reefers



MICRO-TRAINS Farm-to-Table Series CLUB

If you would like to receive all Farm-to-Table Series Cars you can sign up today.

We have three options to sign up to receive all of the cars in this series:

1) Receive each car shipped each month as they are released.

2) Receive one shipment after TWO cars have been released. A new shipment will be sent after every SECOND car is released.

3) Receive one shipment after THREE cars have been released. A new shipment will be sent after every THIRD car is releases.

- We must have a credit card on file. We cannot do this with payment by check or paypal.

- You will be charged in advance for each series shipment. For example if you sign up option #3 then when the first car is received by N Scale Supply you will be charged for 3 cars plus 1 shipping charge. When the third car arrives then a shipment will be dispatched to you. The next month with car #4 the process will repeat.

NOTE: Micro-Trains intends to release these cars each month, but as we have seen in the past they may occasional skip a month.

Please email sales@nscalesupply.com if you have any questions. To join the club please place an order using the part numbers listed below.




Description Car #
Image
List $ Our $ Part #
Farm-to-Table Series Car #1
New February 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is grey with decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Featuring a large produce mural for Reid, Murdoch & Company’s “Monarch Finer Foods” brand, this reefer was assigned a North Western Refrigerator Line reporting mark and served through the 1930’s.
14290
$27.95 MTL-049 00 300
Farm-to-Table Series Car #2
New March 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with yellow decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Illinois Canning Co. was founded in 1875 by S.S. McCall in the town of Hoopeston, Illinois. Later changing its name to “Joan of Arc,” the company produced a variety of food products, including Fancy Red Kidney Beans, and Fancy Country Gentleman Sugar Corn.
12520
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-049 00 810
Farm-to-Table Series Car #3
New April 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was leased by North American Refrigerator Line to the Chicago-based American Cranberry Exchange in 1933. Used through the 1940s to ship “Eatmor” brand cranberries, it was equipped with permanent floor racks and two, 235 cubic foot ice bunkers.
12520
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-049 00 820
Farm-to-Table Series Car #4
New May 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in March 1926, this North Western Refrigerator Line owned reefer was assigned to Stokely Brothers and Company in the early 1930s, receiving a new paint job and reporting marks.
12911
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-049 00 830
Farm-to-Table Series Car #5
New June 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in July 1928, this North Western Refrigerator Line owned reefer was assigned to the Wisconsin Canners Association carrying advertisements for Corn, Beets, Beans, Kraut, and “the Best Canned Peas from Wisconsin.”
8712
$27.95 MTL-049 00 840
Farm-to-Table Series Car #6
New July 2019
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the 1920s, this car was owned by North American Dispatch and was decorated to advertise “Mrs. Tucker’s Shortening.” North American Dispatch was founded in the early 1900s and was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, primarily leasing tank cars and refrigerator cars.
2649
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-058 00 470
Farm-to-Table Series Car #7
New August 2019
This 40’ wood sheathed ice reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Painted for Dingfelder & Balish’s “Fancy Onions,” this wood sheathed ice reefer was built in August 1932. Headquartered in New York City, Dingfelder & Balish focused almost exclusively on onion sales.
109
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-049 00 850
Farm-to-Table Series Car #8
New September 2019
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the 1910s, this car was decorated for the Mid-West Catsup Company and owned by North American Dispatch. NADX was founded in the early 1900s and was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, primarily leasing tank cars and refrigerator cars.
4722
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-058 00 480
Farm-to-Table Series Car #9
New October 2019
This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the late 1920s, this car was decorated in 1934 for the Nash-Underwood Food Products Company of Chicago, and owned by North Western Refrigerator Line. Nash-Underwood was one of the largest mustard manufacturers in the 1930s.
15660
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-049 00 860
Farm-to-Table Series Car #10
New November 2019
This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with yellow sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. Built in the late 1920s, this car was decorated for the Zion Institutions & Industries conglomerate based out Zion, Ill., and owned by Northern Refrigerator Car Company. Zion Bakery produced “delicious, healthful and economical” fig bars; one of their most popular products.
2930
$27.95 $22.36 MTL-058 00 490

 

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