In the early 20th Century, “Billboard Reefers” were a common sight on the rails as companies advertised on the sides of these ice-cooled rail cars. Featuring new tooling by Lionel and colorful graphics, this car is sure to brighten your layout as well! These cars are in stock and available for immediate shipment, generally within 48 hour of receipt of your order.
At one time, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, was the largest retailer in the world. After 156 years in the food/grocery business, A&P closed its last grocery store in 2015.
The car above is a reproduction of the prototype that rode the rails for the Great American Refrigerator Express (G.A.R.E.), carrying cans of milk for A&P. It is one of the first new wood-sided reefers from American Flyer. It features die-cast metal trucks, operating couplers, metal frame and plastic body.
The car is priced at $52.99, plus shipping (free Local pickup) and are offered to TCA members only. Shipping charges will be calculated once you have entered your address. Pay by check or use Paypal. These cars are being produced in a limited quantity, so order yours today.
Note: The cars have been produced with six (6) different car numbers, (733-738). If you order multiple cars, we will ship different car numbers, unless otherwise requested. If you would like particular numbers, please add the number(s) to the notes section of your order, otherwise the car number will be our choice.