Farm-to-Table Z Reefer Series

Farm-to-Table Z Reefer Series

Moving perishables by rail began in the mid 19th century in an effort to move dressed meats beyond local urban markets. As technology advanced, by the early 20th century, anything could be quickly transported from farms to kitchens across the country. These wood-sided ice reefers were dominant revenue earners for almost 100 years until mechanical refrigeration became practical, and they also served as rolling billboards for the companies. Our series will feature twelve unique and colorful ‘produce’ reefers. Contact your dealer to place your order today.

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Farm-to-Table #12 Z "Mothers Cocoa" - Rel. 1/20

Z Scale Farm-to-Table #12 "Mothers Cocoa" This 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was decorated in 1934 for the “Our Mother’s” brand of hot cocoa produced by E. & A. Opler, Inc of Chicago, Ill. The car was leased to Opler by North Western Refrigerator Line. E. & A. Opler was founded in 1908 and produced some of the finest chocolates and candies in America and still exists as the “World’s Finest” brand...

Prod. Code 518 00 820

$27.95

Farm-to-Table Z#11 -Horvitz Bros. Wholesale - Rel. 12/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table Z#11 -Horvitz Bros. WholesaleThis 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the late 1920s, this car was decorated in 1934 for the Horvitz Brothers Wholesale Fruit and Produce Company of Chicago, and owned by North Western Refrigerator Line. Horvitz Brothers was a large distributor of onions and potatoes in the 1930s...

Prod. Code 518 00 810

$27.95

Farm-toTable #1 Z - Monarch Foods - Rel. 2/19

Z Scale Monarch Foods Rd#14290This 40’ wood reefer is grey with decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Featuring a large produce mural for Reid, Murdoch & Company’s “Monarch Finer Foods” brand, this reefer was assigned a North Western Refrigerator Line reporting mark and served through the 1930’s...

Prod. Code 518 00 710

$27.95

Farm-toTable #2 Z - Joan of Arc - Rel. 03/19

Z Scale  Joan of Arc - Rel. 03/19 This 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Illinois Canning Co. was founded in 1875 by S.S. McCall in the town of Hoopeston, Illinois. Later changing its name to “Joan of Arc,” the company produced a variety of food products, including Fancy Red Kidney Beans, and Fancy Country Gentleman Sugar Corn...

Prod. Code 518 00 720

$27.95

Farm-toTable #3 - Eatmor Cranberries Z Rel. 4/19

Z Scale  Eatmore Cranberries - This 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was leased by North American Refrigerator Line to the Chicago-based American Cranberry Exchange in 1933. Used through the 1940s to ship “Eatmor” brand cranberries, it was equipped with permanent floor racks and two, 235 cubic foot ice bunkers...

Prod. Code 518 00 730

$27.95

Farm-toTable #4 - Z Stokely's - Rel. 5/19

Z Scale Farm-toTable #4 - Stokely'sThis 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was leased by North American Refrigerator Line to the Chicago-based American Cranberry Exchange in 1933. Used through the 1940s to ship “Eatmor” brand cranberries, it was equipped with permanent floor racks and two, 235 cubic foot ice bunkers...

Prod. Code 518 00 740

$27.95

Farm-toTable #5 - Z Wisconsin Cannery Assoc. - Rel. 6/19

Z Scale Farm-toTable #5 -  Wisconsin Cannery Assoc. This 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in July 1928, this North Western Refrigerator Line owned reefer was assigned to the Wisconsin Canners Association carrying advertisements for Corn, Beets, Beans, Kraut, and “the Best Canned Peas from Wisconsin.”..

Prod. Code 518 00 750

$27.95

Farm-to-Table #6 - Z Mrs. Tuckers - Rel. 7/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table #6 - Mrs. Tuckers This 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the 1920s, this car was owned by North American Dispatch and was decorated to advertise “Mrs. Tucker’s Shortening.” North American Dispatch was founded in the early 1900s and was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and leased tank cars and refrigerator cars...

Prod. Code 518 00 760

$27.95

Farm-to-Table #7 - Z Dingfelder & Balish - Rel. 8/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table #7 - Dingfelder & BalishThis 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Painted for Dingfelder & Balish’s “Fancy Onions,” this wood sheathed ice reefer was built in August 1932. Headquartered in New York City, Dingfelder & Balish focused almost exclusively on onion sales...

Prod. Code 518 00 770

$27.95

Farm-to-Table Z#8 -Mid-West Catsup - Rel. 9/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table #8 -Mid-West Catsup     This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with yellow sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the 1920s, this car was owned by North American Dispatch and was decorated to advertise “Mrs. Tucker’s Shortening.” North American Dispatch was founded in the early 1900s and was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, primarily leasing tank cars and refrigerator cars..

Prod. Code 518 00 780

$27.95

Farm-to-Table Z#9 -Nash Mustard - Rel. 10/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table Z#9 -Nash Mustard    This 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in the late 1920s, this car was decorated in 1934 for the Nash-Underwood Food Products Company of Chicago, and owned by North Western Refrigerator Line. Nash-Underwood was one of the largest mustard manufacturers in the 1930s...

Prod. Code 518 00 790

$27.95

Farm-to-Table Z#10 -Zion - Rel. 11/19

Z Scale Farm-to-Table Z#10 -Zion    This 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. Built in the late 1920s, this car was decorated for the Zion Institutions & Industries conglomerate based out Zion, Ill., and owned by Northern Refrigerator Car Company. Zion Bakery produced “delicious, healthful and economical” fig bars; one of their most popular products...

Prod. Code 518 00 800

$27.95