Atlas HO REA Steel Express Reefer

In 1947, REA ordered 500 of these all new steel express reefers from ACF, in an effort to handle express and parcel traffic. During the same time period, Atlantic Coast Line purchased 50. These cars were added to the front of passenger trains traveling coast-to-coast on all major railroads. These new steel express cars utilized welded construction and a new high speed truck design. They were able to carry both refrigerated loads as well as parcel loads due to their collapsible ice bunkers that were stored away when not in use.

Features:

  • Welded sides
  • 3/3 Improved Dreadnaught Ends
  • Arched Roof
  • Separate ladders and grabs
  • Fully detailed underframe
  • Steam, Air & Signal Hoses
  • Cut Levers
  • Equipped with AccuMate® Knuckle Couplers
  • Trucks equipped with free-rolling metal wheels
  • Accurate painting and lettering

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

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Item# Road Name Road Number
January 2017
MSRP: $39.95 Undec MSRP: $32.95
HO REA Steel Express Reefer
20 001 959 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
20 003 392 REA - Early 1950s Scheme (Dark Green/Gold) 6135
20 003 393 REA - Early 1950s Scheme (Dark Green/Gold) 6317
20 003 394 REA - Early 1950s Scheme (Dark Green/Gold) 6410
20 003 395 REA - Mid 1950s Scheme
(Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo)
6260
20 003 396 REA - Mid 1950s Scheme
(Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo)
6397
20 003 397 REA - Mid 1950s Scheme
(Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo)
6533
New Paint Schemes!
20 003 398 Great Northern (REX)† (Green/Orange) 2201
20 003 399 Great Northern (REX)† (Green/Orange) 2222
20 003 400 Great Northern (REX)† (Green/Orange) 2248
20 003 401 Santa Fe (REX)† (Dark Green/Gold) 4056
20 003 402 Santa Fe (REX)† (Dark Green/Gold) 4071
20 003 403 Santa Fe (REX)† (Dark Green/Gold) 4080
20 003 404 Seaboard Coast Line* (Dark Green/Silver) 4704
20 003 405 Seaboard Coast Line* (Dark Green/Silver) 4722
20 003 406 Seaboard Coast Line* (Dark Green/Silver) 4737
20 003 407 Transport Arts Corp (TACX) (Light Green/White) 7164
20 003 408 Transport Arts Corp (TACX) (Light Green/White) 7181
20 003 409 Transport Arts Corp (TACX) (Light Green/White) 7195
†Prototype is a simiar 52' or 56' riveted express reefer
February 2013
MSRP: $35.95 Undec MSRP: $29.95
HO REA Steel Express Reefer
20 001 959 Undecorated -
20 001 960 REA (1947 "As Delivered") (Dark Green/Aluminum/Red) 6118
20 001 961 REA (1947 "As Delivered") (Dark Green/Aluminum/Red) 6199
20 001 962  REA (1947 "As Delivered") (Dark Green/Aluminum/Red) 6254
20 001 963 REA (Early 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold) 6220
20 001 964 REA (Early 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold) 6477
20 001 965 REA (Early 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold) 6565
20 001 966 REA (Mid 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo) 6154
20 001 967 REA (Mid 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo) 6347
20 001 968 REA (Mid 1950s Scheme) (Dark Green/Gold w/Red & White Logo) 6440
20 001 969 REA (1960s Scheme) (Light Green/White w/Red & White Logo) 6202
20 001 970 REA (1960s Scheme) (Light Green/White w/Red & White Logo) 6338
20 001 971 REA (1960s Scheme) (Light Green/White w/Red & White Logo) 6413
20 001 972 Atlantic Coast Line* ("As Delivered") (Purple/Silver/Black/White) 3001
20 001 973 Atlantic Coast Line* ("As Delivered") (Purple/Silver/Black/White) 3012
20 001 974 Atlantic Coast Line* ("As Delivered") (Purple/Silver/Black/White) 3049
20 001 975 Atlantic Coast Line* (1960s Repaint) (Green/Aluminum) 3002
20 001 976 Atlantic Coast Line* (1960s Repaint) (Green/Aluminum) 3015
20 001 977 Atlantic Coast Line* (1960s Repaint) (Green/Aluminum) 3049
*CSX Licensed Product