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N Scale - BLMA - 15906 - Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity - CIT Group - 992124

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N Scale - BLMA - 15906 - Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity - CIT Group - 992124


Brand BLMA
Stock Number 15906
Original Retail Price $24.95
Manufacturer BLMA
Body Style BLMA Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity
Prototype Description Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity
Road or Company Name CIT Group (Details)
Reporting Marks CEFX
Road or Reporting Number 992124
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2012-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 64 Foot
Model Variety Trinity



Specific Item Information: Details for this release can be found on this PDF

Model Information: BLMA first introduced this model in July, 2010 announcement with a 2011 release date. They followed it up with releases in 2011, 2014 and 2016. It features: Fine-Scale Detail, Accurately Painted/Printed, Prototypical Ride Height, BLMA 100-Ton Trucks, BLMA Fine-Scale 36" Metal Wheels, Body-Mounted Micro-Trains Couplers. Of particular interest is the detail of the refrigeration unit at one end as well as the accurate, high-quality printing, especially around the door. Atlas acquired this tooling along with all the other BLMA models in their 2106 acquisition of BLMA.

Prototype Description: Built by Trinity Rail starting in late 2003, the unique 64' Reefer Box Car was designed for increased capacity, shipping protection, and loading/unloading efficiency. Large enough to fit the equivalent of four 53' truck trailer contents, these excess height, plate 'F' cars have given new life to the once flourishing refrigerated movement of produce and other perishable goods.

With 1,500 of these massive cars in service, the 64' Reefers have literally taken tens of thousands of truck trailers off the highways, paving the way for lower-emissions and increased capacity handling. Furthermore, Railex Corporation has begun shipping produce in solid unit trains from their locations in Washington, California, and New York.

If you enjoyed a glass of Tropicana Orange Juice this morning, there is a good chance the product came to you by train. Serving points North and West of Florida, the iconic 'Juice Train' has been a railroad fixture for decades. Operated by CSX, the current Juice Train makes its journey from Florida to New Jersey, but other cars run in groups to locations such as Ohio and Southern California.

Road Name History:
CIT Group Inc. is an American financial holding company founded in 1908 with more than $65 billion in finance and leasing assets. The company's name is an abbreviation of an early corporate name, Commercial Investment Trust. It provides financing and leasing capital to its middle market clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), BankOnCIT.com, its primary bank subsidiary, which offers a suite of online savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals.

The company is part of the Fortune 500 and was a part of the S&P 500 Index until it was replaced by Red Hat at the close of trading July 24, 2009. The company is headquartered in New York City, and employs approximately 3,700 people in locations throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 1, 2009, and with the consent of its bondholders proposed to quickly emerge from bankruptcy court proceedings. The company emerged from bankruptcy 38 days later on December 10, 2009.

Reporting marks: CEFX (The CIT Group/Capital Finance, Inc. - formerly Transportation Corp. of America)

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
BLMA Models was founded in July of 2000 to bring Z, N, and HO Scale products of superior quality and originality to the model train community. At BLMA Models, we understand that quality and accuracy count in producing realistic scale models. Our passion revolves around accuracy, diversity, innovation and satisfaction to prototype model railroaders by providing exceptional products and service that goes beyond your expectations.

BLMA was acquired by Atlas Model Railroad in January of 2016.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-04 16:53:36

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