Refrigerator Car, Ice

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24403
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:24403
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced in 1958 and 1959 and has two variations. The common variation has an orange plastic shell, as shown in the front of the photo. The rare variation, produced in 1958, is painted orange, but a shade darker. Because of the rarity of the painted variation, it commands a very high price in today's collector market. The reason for the rarity of the painted model is that it was offered as part of the uncataloged #20151 Simmons Special train set. According to various sources, there were less than 500 of these sets produced. Each set contained two #24403 IC Reefers therefore there are less that 1,000 known to exist.
photo © Ted Hamler

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