Fruit Growers Express (FGEX) Refrigerator Car, Ice

Manufacturer:Gloor Craft Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
This wooden craftsman 40' Fruit Growers Express refrigerator kit sold under the American Models name. It came with pre-painted and lettered sides, and cast hinges, door latches, and ice hatches as add-on soft metal parts. The Northeastern Bettendorf-type trucks and Kadee #808 couplers were extra. Some other small details were added. It builds up to a nice 6-ounce car.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44135
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Road Number:35205
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44136.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Manufacturer ID:9078
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Road Number:38237
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
These kits consisted of a wooden framework (for the floor, two roof strips, end blocks, and spacer blocks), over which the pre-painted/lettered stamped metal sides, ends, roof, and roof walk were to be applied. Trucks are unknown, and Kadee S #802 couplers as well as some extra details, were added. It weighs in at 9 ounces.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:02067
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Road Number:1881
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Produced for the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club (road name FGEX 1881).
Photo
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01732
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Road Number:1934
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This car and SHS #01731 (road number 2007) were the 2007 NASG Convention cars. Also produced as SHS #02068 (road number 2010). The second image is the official S-Helper Service artwork for the 2007 NASG Convention car, contributed by Don Thompson.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01015
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Fruit Growers Express (FGEX)
Road Number:7048
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as SHS #01016 (road number 7055). Three-car sets were also produced as SHS #00719 and #00695.
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)

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