45′ Martrac Refrigerator Trailer

Because I enjoy modeling from the prototype, I am including here photos of both the real locomotives, rolling stock, and structures that I am building for my model railroad.

 

 

45′ Refrigerated Martrac Trailer on a flat car, right side.

45′ Refrigerated Martrac Trailer on a flat car, left side.

This is a model of a typical 45′ trailer on a flat car.  This trailer is the McKean 45’ trailer.  Accurail now provides this trailer separately and with some of their 89’ flat car kits.  The decals are Microscale HO Mini-Cal  MC-4171.  The refrigerator compressor comes with the older Athearn 40 trailers,  hard to find now.  The fuel tanks are A-Line Proto Power West short tanks part # 50108.   These trailers need some weathering for sure.

 

 

I have photos of this car taken in Streator, Illinois taken years ago. I have not been able to find them, but I will add them when they are found.  They reinforce that the Athearn compressor is a good match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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