Here's another auction byLone Star Trains and Collectibles, South Texas' Classic Era Train Headquarters! FREE US lower 48 Shipping You are bidding on a n Atlas O Item #6905 Icing Platform kit for use with your ice cars, Ice Houses and more. This one is NEW in the box, NEW OLD STOCK from our store. Before mechanical refrigeration, ice was the primary method of cooling perishables. Loading blocks of ice into the rooftop hatches of solid reefer trains would be a daunting task were it not for the construction of icing platforms that brought the ice up to car height for speedier icing and re-icing of the trains. Icing platforms on the major refrigerator routes were often quite extensive - some measured 50 car lengths. The ice house was usually attached to the platforms to provide an ice supply that could be accessed quickly. FEATURES INCLUDE: Designed for modular construction - any length can be created by combining additional platform kits. Raised platform that will accomodate two 40' reefer cars Lower level platform for side door loading End ladder Overall dimensions: 37"L x 4"W x 6"H Companion Ice House dimensions: 14"L x 6"W x 9"H Don't forget to check our other auctions and store items for more great O.
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