Atlantic Division announces an American Flyer A&P Wood-sided Reefer
In the early 20th Century, “Billboard Reefers” were a common sight on the rails as companies advertised their wares on the sides of these ice-cooled rail cars. Featuring new tooling and colorful graphics, this car is sure to brighten your layout as well! These cars are expected to be delivered from Lionel in August 2017.
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 cars produced by Lionel using all new tooling for the wood-sided reefers bearing the American Flyer name. It features die-cast metal trucks, operating couplers, metal frame and plastic body.
The car is priced at $52.99, plus plus shipping (free Local pickup available). This A&P car is being offered exclusively to TCA members. To purchase your car(s) online, use the Shop menu option at the top of this page or click HERE. You may also download an order form from the FORMS section of this site, under Merchandise. The direct address of the shopping page is: www.ADTCA.com/Shop. Pay by check or use Paypal. These cars are being produced in a limited quantity, so order yours today.
Note: The A&P cars are being produced with six (6) different car numbers, (733-738). If you order multiple cars, we will ship different car numbers, unless other requested. If you would like particular numbers, please add the number(s) to the notes section of your order.