Blackstone Models HOn3 30 Foot Refrigerator Car
Denver & Rio Grande Western, Flying Grande Herald #51
Blackstone Models Item # B340802
Our first release of D&RGW 30-Foot Refrigerator Cars features an all-new “SoundCar-ready” design so you can add the final detail — SOUND!
This initial release includes eight road numbers in three Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RG) liveries – Flying Grande, Moffat Tunnel, and Royal Gorge Route.
The cars were originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1908 and numbered 32 to 81. Known as “short” reefers, these 30-foot, 20-ton cars traversed the Colorado narrow gauge through the late 1950s.
Our release is based on the prototypes after they were rebuilt by the D&RGW in 1926, which included new Murphy roofs, altered needle beams, and larger icebox hatches. Other model details include hardware color, reporting marks, order placards, and herald placement specific to each road number.
These ready-to-run models are available with freshly shopped American Refrigerator Transit (ART) Yellow sides, and Boxcar Red roof and end sills. They are also equipped with free-rolling 4’8″ arch bar trucks and Kadee No. 714 couplers.