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40' Pfaudler Milk Cars

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. . Sixth Release:
Announced: 09-25-2012
Orders Due: 10-17-2012
ETA: May 2013
Fifth Release:
Announced: 07-21-09
Orders Due: 08-19-09
ETA: Delivered
Fourth Release:
Announced: 05-21-08
Orders Due: 06-11-08
ETA: Delivered
Third Release:
Announced: 09-13-06
Orders Due: 10-05-06
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Second Release:
Announced: 03-01-06
Orders Due: 03-26-06
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First Release:
Announced: 10-18-05
Orders Due: 11-11-05
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Overview

In the 1920's, the Pfaudler Company and General American Car Company manufactured hundreds of wood sheathed, insulated milk cars. Designed as bulk milk carriers, the cars were built around two 6,000 gallon glass lined tanks and a brine cooling system designed to keep the milk at a constant 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Riding on passenger car trucks, these unique cars were often painted Pullman green to match the passenger cars of the era. The special purpose Pfaudler Cars hauled bulk milk shipments well into the 1950's. In 1932, Pfaudler and General American merged and became the General American Pfaudler Corporation. Reporting marks became G.P.E.X. instead of the earlier G.A.R.E. of General American.

According to the General American Car Company brochure of 1928 these cars are used for:

  • Transporting whole sweet milk from country receiving plants to city distribution plants.
  • Hauling concentrated milk from “feeder” plants to main condensing plants for “finishing off” the product.
  • Shipping sweet cream from rich dairying sections to the metropolitan markets.
  • Transporting ice cream “mix” from the milk producing regions to the city plants for freezing.
  • Transporting skim milk from country plants to various users.

General American cited a number of advantages that this design had over the traditional “milk can” cars:

Loading Advantages and Savings:

  • Milk is loaded directly from the cooler to the car through sanitary piping.
  • Can washing is eliminated.
  • Avoids spillage which is incurred in can shipping.
  • Elimination of cans reduces investment.
  • Labor is reduced in every step of loading and unloading.
  • No icing is necessary, eliminating cost of ice and labor.
  • One refrigerator milk car has a capacity equal to three of the usual milk can cars.
  • Eliminates losses due to frozen milk adhering to sides of cans in severe winter weather.
  • There is approximately one fifth the surface in a refrigerator milk car as compared to cans required to carry a like amount. Consequently, the adherage of milk in refrigerator cars is but a negligible fraction of the usual loss in cans.

Quality and Safety

  • Authorities agree that glass lined receptacles are ideal for storing or shipping human foods. Quality is maintained.
  • Bacteria count is controlled, not merely influenced as under the old transportation methods.
  • Average variation of temperature of milk in transit, has been negligible during periods as great as one hundred hours under the most severe climatic conditions.

Economic Advantages

  • Dairy products can be shipped distances many times greater than under the old methods.
  • Dairying regions are benefited because the output of the producers is maintained at higher quality in shipment and this is reflected in their financial returns.
  • Because of the money savings and improvement in quality of product through use of the refrigerator milk car, the dairy industry profits. The benefits are cumulative.

A most interesting and informative article on milk cars was written by Bob Schleicher and published in the August 2005 issue of "Railmodel Journal" magazine.


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Key Model Features

  • Fully assembled and ready to operate
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Screw mounted trucks for accurate tracking
  • Truck mounted magnetically operated knuckle couplers
  • Plastic wheels

Beginning with the fourth release:

  • Packed in new jewel box
  • McHenry™ N-scale knuckle spring coupler
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Sixth Release
Part #: Ath-23672 - Bellows Falls (MTC) [Built 1926] - Road #: 1837 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23673 - Bellows Falls (MTC) [Built 1926] - Road #: 1844 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23674 - Bellows Falls (MTC) [Built 1926] - Road #: 1852 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23675 - Borden's (BFIX) - Road #: 521 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23676 - Borden's (BFIX) - Road #: 523 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23677 - Borden's (BFIX) - Road #: 524 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23678 - Dairymen's League (GARE) [BLT 9-27] - Road #: 776 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23679 - Dairymen's League (GARE) [BLT 9-27] - Road #: 780 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23680 - Dairymen's League (GARE) [BLT 9-27] - Road #: 785 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23681 - Hood's (GPEX) - Road #: 502 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23682 - Hood's (GPEX) - Road #: 504 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-23683 - Hood's (GPEX) - Road #: 505 - Pfaudler 40’ Milk Car - New Road Number
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Fifth Release
Part #: Ath-23612 - Alderney Dairy - Road #: 102 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23613 - Alderney Dairy - Road #: 105 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23614 - Borden's - Road #: 504 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23615 - Borden's - Road #: 507 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23616 - Bowman's Dairy - Road #: 116 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23617 - Bowman's Dairy - Road #: 124 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23618 - Hood's (Version 1) - Road #: 202 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23619 - Hood's (Version 1) - Road #: 205 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23620 - Pfaudler - Road #: 503 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23621 - Pfaudler - Road #: 504 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23622 - Reid Ice Cream - Road #: 101 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-23623 - Reid Ice Cream - Road #: 105 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Fourth Release
Part #: Ath-11637 - Bellows Falls Creamery "Brookside" - Road #: 1834 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11638 - Bellows Falls Creamery "Brookside" - Road #: 1857 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11639 - Boston & Maine - Road #: 1923 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11640 - Boston & Maine - Road #: 1927 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11641 - Bowman's (Version 2) - Road #: 114 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11642 - Bowman's (Version 2) - Road #: 138 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11643 - Canadian National - Road #: 11521 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11644 - Canadian National - Road #: 11526 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11645 - Central Vermont - Road #: 547 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11647 - Hood's (Version 3) - Road #: 812 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11648 - Hood's (Version 3) - Road #: 815 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car 
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Third Release
Part #: Ath-11625 - A&P "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co." - Road #: 735 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11626 - A&P "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co." - Road #: 737 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11627 - Dairymen's League - Road #: 779 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11628 - Diarymen's League - Road #: 782 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11629 - Merkle Dairy - Road #: 743 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11630 - Merkle Dairy - Road #: 747 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11631 - New England Creamery - Road #: 784 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11632 - New England Creamery - Road #: 786 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11633 - Renken's Milk - Road #: 756 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11634 - Renken's Milk - Road #: 753 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11635 - Seminole Milk - Road #: 700 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11636 - Seminole Milk - Road #: 702 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11613 - Abbotts - Road #: 10 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11615 - Borden's - Road #: 520 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11617 - Carling Brewery - Road #: 723 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11618 - Carling Brewery - Road #: 725 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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Part #: Ath-11619 - Cloverland Dairy - Road #: 101 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11621 - Fairfield Farms - Road #: 103 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11623 - Hood's - Road #: 501 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11624 - Hood's - Road #: 503 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car Sorry
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First Release
Part #: Ath-11601 Alderney Dairy - Road #: 101 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11602 - Alderney Dairy - Road #: 106 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11603 - Borden's - Road #: 505 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11604 - Borden's - Road #: 506 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11605 - Bowman Dairy - Road #: 117 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11606 - Bowman Dairy - Road #: 125 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11607 - Hood's Dairy - Road #: 201 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11608 - Hood's Dairy - Road #: 204 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11609 - Pfaudler - Road #: 501 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11610 - Pfaudler - Road #: 502 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11611 - Reid Ice Cream - Road #: 103 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Part #: Ath-11612 - Reid Ice Cream - Road #: 106 - Pfaudler 40' Milk Car
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

Last Update by:  GJC
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