Wooden express reefers were a fixture of America's long-distance passenger trains from the late 1920s to the 60s. Hustling perishables to distant markets, they also carried mail, packages and nonperishable items. Easily identified by their unique shape and paint schemes, the cars also had heavy steel underframes, special trucks, brake gear, steam lines and signal equipment needed for passenger service. These Walthers models are faithful replicas of the General American Express Reefers seen on virtually every railroad, and look great running with streamlined or heavyweight cars. Factory assembled and finely detailed, each model features Pullman or GSC trucks as appropriate for each roadname. Also included is a complete set of add-on wire grab irons for modelers who demand ultimate realism.
I suspect you meant to say milk, not silk,...ha...haIced reefers were common on express and 'limited' passenger trains from the late 90's through to about the end of the Depression. They were always head-end cars, and trains carrying them in the consist were given priority over freight and regular passenger trains. Meat and silk were always prioritized, as was any perishable like fruits and produce, particularly if being delivered to 'high end' markets (wink wink).
I looked at it and it's very clearly different tooling than the walthers cars shown here....and take a look at this
And it's quite clearly the Walthers model so I'm not sure what you're questioning here...They are from the same tooling I'm just saying the lettering for the H P Hood was done by Bevbel since that's all they ever did was imprint different cars and they got them mostly from Athearn Now whether they got tat car from Roundhouse or Walther's who knows
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