Discussion in 'Express Cars' started by Oldguy, Sep 6, 2014.
Found this with no information on the back
View attachment 492 REA referigerator.jpg
Not sure I've ever seen a photo of one of these. I'm hoping Ken Wulfert will educate me/us on the trucks.
The Frisco Express Reefer, 492, was built during 1911 by AC&F. The Frisco installed steel sheathing over the wood siding during 1940-41. The cars rode on General Steel Casting (GCS) Commonwealth trucks.
Karl is correct. Walthers, and I think Athearn, make a good version of the GSC Commonwealth truck in HO. They were viewed as being better at high passenger speeds than freight style trucks.
Thank you, gentlemen. I suspect I either have drawings of this and its ilk in the workshop or that I can find them online here.
I'm woefully deficit in my truck knowledge. What I think I need are flashcards or the ship/plane identification cards used in the war. Thanks again for the information!
chris, is, that is a really good idea. I am the same!
by the time I see a picture and try and look for the truck, I forget what I am looking for!
Separate names with a comma.