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Athearn HO ATH71146 RTR 57' Mechanical Reefer Maine Central MEC #2

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Athearn HO ATH71146 RTR 57' Mechanical Reefer Maine Central MEC #2

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Razor sharp printing and painting
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed
  • Machined RP25 profile 33 inch metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of tack
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18 inches

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

Pacific Car and Foundry responded to the railroad’s migration from ice stored in bunkers as a primary cooling system to the diesel mechanical systems. The mechanical reefers could keep a more regular temperature, often times colder than what the ice bunker cars could at the time. Initially mechanical reefers were used primarily in frozen food service. This would soon change as mechanical refrigeration began to replace ice-based systems. Soon after, mechanical refrigeration units replaced the “armies” of personnel required to re-ice the cars. Several different deliveries of the PC&F 57’ mechanical reefer were made to many different railroads in the mid to late 1960s. Many have been rebuilt and are still in service today.

Specifications

TYPE:

Mechanical Refrigerator

PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER:

Pacific Car & Foundry

TRUCK STYLE:

Roller Bearing

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