Pennsy R50b express reefers were released by Walthers
in 2003 and are to be re-released. They were common on ATSF express trains.
Pennsy had 548 of them in January, 1951. The best review of these cars appears
on line in the Pennsy
Keystone Modeler, Vol. 25, August 2005. The Walthers car represents a post
June, 1944 appearance with freight safety appliances. Plans and photos also appear
in the RPC #9, page 72ff.
Modeler article states that the primary focus is on underbody detail and
providing a closer coupling with other cars. the R50B rarely saw a car washer,
so heavy weathering is essential.
with other recent Walther's productions, wire grabirons are included for the modeler
to drill and install and decals are included for car numbers. Underbody details
detailed and weathered by John Pitts for its last days on the PRR.|
and input to Steve Sandifer.