Black Hills Packing Co. reefer

Black Hills Packing Co. reefer

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Date Added: Wednesday 29 July, 2009

by William Fuller

Meticulously detailed, top-of-the-line scale reefer! Three major railroads reached into the area of Rapid City, South Dakota, on the eastern edge of the Black Hills: Chicago & Northwestern, Burlington, and Milwaukee. This reefer--or a string of them--would be right at home on any layout featuring those lines. A long-time resident of Rapid City clearly remembers seeing strings of these reefers lined up awaiting loading at the packing plant there. Seeing top-quality models such as this one emerge from K-Line makes the demise of that company all the sadder for scale modelers and operators, even though the brand name lives on under the aegis of Lionel LLC. Please take note that this, like most of the truly 1:48 scale-detailed models being made today, is intended as a toy for adults, not children. Its exceptional detail would not survive youthful exuberance unscathed.

Rating: ★★★★★ [5 of 5 Stars!]

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