For Santa Fe reefer operations info, please visit the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society's web site. Their feature article "Reefer Operations on Model Railroads" provides excellent coverage.

Reefer classes RR-A through RR-18 were wood sided reefers; RR-19 through RR-55 were steel reefers.

Painting & Lettering

Greg Mahlkov writes "ATSF went from curved to straight line maps in 1940, and dropped maps in favor of 'Ship and Travel' in 1947, so by 1954, most would be 'Ship and Travel' cars." The cars were also lettered to advertise various passenger trains.

HO Scale Models

RR21 Steel Reefer

This class was built in 1937 and modified in 1955.

InterMountain #46111 - Ship & Travel/Large Herald [starting in 1947]

46111side1aw

InterMountain #46117 - No Slogan

46117a side 1 no slogan wl

RR23 Steel Reefer

This class was built in 1937, rebuilt in 1938, and modified in 1955.

InterMountain #46105 - The Chief, Ship & Travel [starting in 1947]

46105aw side 1

InterMountain #46107 - El Capitan, Ship & Travel [starting in 1947]

46107a side 1 El Capitan wl

InterMountain #46108 - Grand Canyon, Ship & Travel [starting in 1947]

46108a side 1 Grand Canyon Line wl

46108a side 2 slogan side wl

RR27 Steel Reefer

This class was rebuilt in 1939-40, and modified in 1954-55.

InterMountain #46103 - Grand Canyon, Curved Line Map

46103aw side 1

InterMountain #46104 - The Scout, Curved Line Map

46104aw side 1

InterMountain #46106 - The Chief West, Curved Line Map

46106aw side 1

InterMountain #46112 - El Capitan, Curved Line Map

46112aw

46112mapsideaw

RR28 Steel Reefer

This class was rebuilt in 1940, and modified in 1955.

InterMountain #46113 - Super Chief, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46113a side 1 Super Chief awl

InterMountain #46116 - The Chief West, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46116aw

46116mapsideaw

InterMountain #46115 - Texas Chief, Ship & Travel [starting in 1947]

46115a side 1 Texas Chief wl

46115a side 2 slogan side wl

RR32 Steel Reefer

This class was rebuilt in 1941, and modified in 1956.

InterMountain #46109 - Super Chief, Ship & Travel [starting in 1947]

46109a side 1 Super Chief awl

46109a side 2 slogan side awl

InterMountain #46101 - Super Chief, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46101aw side 1

46101w side 2

InterMountain #46102 - El Capitan, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46102aw side 1

InterMountain #46110 - The Chief West, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46110 side 1 The Chief wl

InterMountain #46114 - Grand Canyon Line, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46114aw

InterMountain #46118 - The Scout, Straight Line Map [starting in 1940]

46118a side 1 The Scout awl

46118a side 2 map side awl