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! The A&P cars arrived at the Lionel warehouse in North Carolina on 8/31/17. The shipment is in transit to the Atlantic Division in NJ. Cars will start shipping to members in the order in which they were received, as soon as they are delivered (estimated the week of 9/10).
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.), carry 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 (free Local Pickup available). Pay by check or use Paypal. These cars are being produced in a limited quantity, so order yours today.
Note: The cars are being 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.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are ordering the A&P car with other products, you should place the A&P car(s) as a separate order. Otherwise, we will hold shipment of the rest of your order until the A&P cars have arrived in our warehouse. Our online store cannot properly calculate the shipping costs for two separate shipments in a single order.