HOn3 D&RGW 30-Foot Refrigerator Cars

Blackstone Models 30-Foot Refrigerator Car Number 55

Our first release of D&RGW 30-Foot Refrigerator Cars features an all-new "SoundCar-ready" design so you can add the final detail -- SOUND!

This initial release includes eight road numbers in three Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RG) liveries – Flying Grande, Moffat Tunnel, and Royal Gorge Route.

The cars were originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1908 and numbered 32 to 81. Known as “short” reefers, these 30-foot, 20-ton cars traversed the Colorado narrow gauge through the late 1950s.

Our release is based on the prototypes after they were rebuilt by the D&RGW in 1926, which included new Murphy roofs, altered needle beams, and larger icebox hatches. Other model details include hardware color, reporting marks, order placards, and herald placement specific to each road number.

These ready-to-run models are available with freshly shopped American Refrigerator Transit (ART) Yellow sides, and Boxcar Red roof and end sills. They are also equipped with free-rolling 4'8" arch bar trucks and Kadee No. 714 couplers.

SoundCar-Ready Design

In addition, these cars include a built-in speaker housing and openings in the underbody so you can easily add a SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder to enhance your layout with real rail sounds, such as rail clickety-clacks and coupler clanks.

SoundCar Installation Video



HOn3 D&RGW 30-Foot Refrigerator Cars
P.N. Road No. Description Price

These models are sold out at the factory. Please see your hobby retailer for availability.

B340801 45 Flying Grande Herald  
B340802 51 Flying Grande Herald  
B340803 55 Flying Grande Herald  
B340804 65 Flying Grande Herald  
B340805 46 Moffat Tunnel Herald  
B340806 56 Moffat Tunnel Herald  
B340807 32 Royal Gorge Route Herald  
B340808 43 Royal Gorge Route Herald  

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