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Full Throttle Z FTB9011-ICE Rebuilt 34' Wood Reefer Set #1, Union Refrigerator Transit "ICE" (2-Pack)

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Includes road numbers URTX 1103 and URTX 1106

For most of the 20th Century before running water and electricity were commonplace in rural America, homeowners were dependent on three kitchen necessities: a wood or coal stove for cooking, a "Hoosier" for flour and baking elements, and an enamel lined "ice box"! On the outskirts of villages and towns, usually by a body of water and accessible by a railroad spur, sat an enclosed building which housed a supply of ice, either harvested in Winter from the frozen lake or later, manufactured. Many times the railroads would supply ice to the local "Ice House" often with their own old reefers, but also with refurbished reefers from a leasing agency. Habitually, the "Ice Man" would arrive at the homestead and tong-up large chunks of ice to reside in the "ice box." This kept foodstuffs from spoiling and provided an early form of "refrigeration." Here, Full Throttle offers a generic "ice car" which would be comfortable on any American railroad during the "steam to diesel" era.



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