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DRGW Reefers & Insulated Box Cars 1960 - 1993


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Photo by Kent Charles
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Series Lbs Type IL CuFt Builder Date - Year Retired Commodity HO Kit N Kit Paint Design Notes
50500-50599 200 RBL 60-01 5525 NACC - 1967 1974 Grocery Prod . . 1 Ext Post, 3/4 ID, 10 PPD, HF20 Leased from NACC, lot B-67-A
50600-50624 1st 140 RBL 50-00 4614 NACC - 1965 1971 Grocery Prod EEL . 1 Ext Post, 3/4 ID, 10 SPD4, KEY20 Leased from NACC, lot E-65-B
50625-50674 1st 140 RBL 50-00 4614 NACC 5- 1966 1971 Grocery Prod . . 1 Ext Post, 3/4 ID, 10 SPD4, KEY20 Leased from NACC, lot A-66-A
50600-50649 2nd 167 RBL 60-01 C 5780 PCF RN 4- 1972 . Temp Sens Gds* (EEL) . 2 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDX, Cush20 *Canned goods, Wine, Liquor,Beer
50700-50705 1st 140 RBL 50-01 4391 NACC - 1964 1971 Grocery Prod . . . Rivt, 3/4 ID, 10 SPD, KEY20 Leased from NACC, lot A-64-B
50650-50774 2nd 165 RBL 60-00 C 5978 FGE AX 2=3- 1974 . Temp Sens Gds . . 2 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 14 YPDX, Cush20 Leased from FGE
50775-50799 165 RBL 60-00 C 5871 FGE AX 3- 74 . Temp Sens Gds . . 2 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 14 YPDX, Cush20 Leased from FGE
50800-50899 1st 140 RBL 50-01 4391 NACC 3- 1964 1971 Grocery Prod . . . Rivt, 3/4 ID, 10 SPD4, KEY20 Leased from NACC, lot C-63-A
50840 140 RBL 50-00 4614 NACC 5- 1966 . Grocery Prod . . 1 Ext Post, 3/4 ID, 10 SPD4, KEY20 wreck replacement, NACC lot A-66-A
50800-50899 2nd 167 RBL 61-00 C 5766 PCF RN 5- 1979 . Temp Sens Gds . . 2 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 14 YPDX, Cush .
51000-51149 140 RBL 50-01 4604 NACC 1=3- 1967 1974 Grocery Prod . . 1 Ext Post, 3/4 ID, 10 PPD, HF20 Leased from NACC, lot A-67-A
60080 110 RB 40-06 3850 RBLT/ RE# < 1965 <1974 Potatoes CBT* . . Insulated, Duryea Ex-68400-69899
60600-60714 140 RBL 50-01 4555 PCF RN - 1960 <1993 Grocery Prod (WAL*) . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 8-2 PCFPD, Car-Pac, Waugh .
60715-60814 140 RBL 50-01 4573 PCF RN 7=8- 1962 . Grocery Prod MDC* . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 9 YPD, Car-Pac, Waugh .
60820-60869 180 RBL 50-01 4644 PCF RN 9- 1964 . Coil Tin Plate (MDC*) . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 10 YPD, Car-Pac, HC .
60870-60877 160 RBL 60-00 C 5158 CB&Q HV 7- 1967 . Beer* . . 4 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 20ÓCUSH *Coors pool
60900-60999 137 RBL 50-01 4370 GATC EC 4- 1965 . Grocery Prod FRP** . 3 Weld, R4/4 ID, 10 YPD, HC20Ó/KEY20Ó .
61000-61249 2nd 137 RBL 50-06 C 4741 PCF RN 7=8- 1969 . Grocery Prod (EEL*) . 2 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDXV, Cush20 .
61250-61299 2nd 137 RBL 50-06 C 4970 FGE AX 7- 1971 . Temp Sens Gds WAL ATLAS 2 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDX, Cush Leased from FGE
61300-61499 2nd 137 RBL 50-06 C 4970 FGE AX 6=7- 1971 . Temp Sens Gds WAL ATLAS 2 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDX, Cush Leased from FGE
61500-61624 2nd 134 RBL 51-06 C 4752 PCF RN 2- 1972 . Temp Sens Gds (EEL*) . 2 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDX, Cush .
61625-61749 2nd 134 RBL 51-06 C 4752 PCF RN 2- 1972 . Temp Sens Gds (EEL*) . 2 Ext Post, 4/4 ID, 10-6 YPDX, Cush .
61750-61899 2nd 173 RBL 52-06 C 5145 FGE AX 4- 1974 . Temp Sens Gds WAL* . 2 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 14 YPDX, Cush20 Leased from FGE
*10000-10007* 140 RBL 50-01 4391 GATC 7- 1962 . Temp Sens Gds . . . Weld, R4/4 ID, 10ft. YPD offset, HC *NIRX reporting marks, leased NACC
*40000-40010* 134 RBL 50-01 4618 PCF 3- 1962 . Temp Sens Gds (MDC) . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 10ft. YPD offset, HC *NIRX reporting marks, leased NACC
*41011* 140 RBL 50-01 4618 PS 12- 1963 . Temp Sens Gds (IMT,RR, EC*) . 3 PS1, 10SPD, *roof overhang, cush *NIRX reporting marks, leased NACC
*50100-50109* 96 RBL 50-01 4360 GATC - 1955 ? Temp Sens Gds (WAL*) . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 7-7 YPD, Duryea *GARX reporting marks, leased GATC
*50900-50999* 107 RBL 50-01 4360 GATC - 1957 ? Temp Sens Gds (WAL*) . 3 Rivt, R4/4 ID, 7-7 YPD, Duryea *GARX reporting marks, leased GATC

Paint Scheme


1. Yellow-orange, optional black ends, stripe, flying Rio Grande, 1962-66
2. Orange, black stacked Rio Grande, 1968-on
3. Aspen Gold over silver, black ends, strip, flying Rio Grande, 1956-65
4. Mineral red, white stacked Rio Grande, 1967-70

Key


Lbs Weight capacity in lbs x 1,000
Type AAR car type code (i.e. XM = boxcar, etc
IL Interior Length or tank
Builder ACF = American Car & Foundry; BSC = Bethlehem Steel Car; CSCC = Chicago Steel Car Co.; GATC = General American Transportation Co.; H&B = Haskell & Barker; IC&E = Illinois Car & Equipment; KCSS = Kansas City Structural Steel; LCC = Litchfield Car Co; MPC = Michigan-Peninsular Car; MC&F = Missouri Car & Foundry; MCW = Michgan Car Works; MVC = Mt. Vernon Car (PSC); OFC = Ohio Falls Car; PAC = Pennsylvania Car; PCC = Peninsular Car Co.; PSC = Pressed Steel Car; PS = Pullman-Standard; PUL = Pullman; SSC = Standard Steel Car; W&F = Wells & French; WSCF = Western Steel Car & Foundry (PSC)
Date-Year Month and Year built
Retired Last year class was listed in ORER
Commodity Most commonly shipped
HO Kit & N Kit Closest available kit or RTR: * indicates needs modifications; () indicates stand-in only. Manufacturers: ACCU=Accurail; AMB=Ambroid; ATH=Athearn; ATLAS=Atlas; BACH=Bachmann; BL=Branchline Trains; BOWS=Bowser; CBT=C&BT Shops; CON=Con-Cor; CUS=Custom Rail Shops; DA=Details Associates; DVFC=Delaware Valley Freight Car; E&C=E&C Shops; ECW=Eastern Car Works; EEL=Eel River Models; DLX=DeLuxe Innovations; FRP=Front Range Products; GLOR=Gloor Craft; IMT=Intermountain; LAM=Lambert; LL=Life-Like; McK=McKean Models; MDC=Model Die Casting; MT=Micro Trains; OMI=Overland Models; P2K=Proto 2000; PFM=Pacific Fast Mail; PIT=Pittsburgh Scale Models; PM=Precision Masters; RR=Robins Rails; STW=Stewart Hobbies; TICH=Tichy Train Group; WAL=Walthers; WEST=Westerfield;
Design General design features: YSD=Youngstown Sliding Door, YPD=Youngstown Plug Door; YPDX=Youngstown Plug Door Exterior Post; PPD=Pullman " Plug Door; SPD4=Superior Plug Door; ID=Improved Dreadnaught ends, cush=cushioned underframe, Duryea=Duryea cush u.f., FS=ACF Freight Saver cush u.f., Waugh=Waugh cush u.f., EOC=end of car cushioning
Notes General notes
 

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