When the D&RGW connected to the Central Pacific at Ogden, Utah in 1883, it opened the Colorado market to fruit grown in California. To move these commodities, several of their 24', Class 3 boxcars were converted to a ventilated configuration. These cars stayed in service until 1894 when sufficient numbers of standard reefers became available to handle this traffic.
To complement our new Legend Series of 2 1/2" scale locomotives, RMI now offers a line 3' narrow gauge freight cars and cabooses. Our boxcars, reefers, and stock cars feature steel bases, steel internal body bracing, laser cut marine plywood substructures, and newly developed, custom milled, hardwood timbers and tongue & groove planking.
All doors have a steel core to minimize warping and are suspended from ball-bearing rollers. The highly ornate lettering and hardware found on turn-of-the-century (20th that is) rolling stock are faithfully reproduced.
All cars have removable tops and can have optional fold down seats. Combine these new offerings with our broad range of flats and gondolas and our 5 very popular caboose models, and you can assemble many truly impressive narrow gauge trains.
This car has 2 doors, one a ventilated door and the other a non ventilated door, simply slide the door in place that you wish to cover the opening depending on the type of cargo carried.
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