Early Charles R.O Beer reefers(USAT)

Route 66 Oct 12, 2008

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    Early Charles R.O Beer reefers & Piggybacks(USAT)

    I was just wondering and have compiled a list of the early years of Beer Reefers I missed out on over the years that were produced by Charles R.O. now USAT some cars are actual beers that are produced from the larger Beer Co. others might be Micro-brews and others just made up since Companies want royalties for use of the name brands

    All 40' reefers unless otherwise noted*

    Alfa Brewery Beer Car -
    Amstel Beer Car
    Anchor Steam Beer Car
    Black Label Beer Car
    Blitz Weinhard Beer
    Brauerei Beck and Company Beer Car
    *Budweiser Clydesdale "piggyback flat/trailer" Stock#R-1763
    Bullfrog Beer Car
    Burp -OH Beer Car
    Century Beer Car
    Cerveza -Aguila Beer Car
    Cold Spring Export Beer Car
    Copperhead Beer Car
    Devil Mountain Beer Car
    Dixie Beer Car
    Dock Street Beer Car
    Erie Brewing Company Beer Car
    G Heilman Brewing Co
    Genesee Brewing Company G Scale
    Golden Bull Beer Car
    Goose Island Honkers Ale Beer Car
    Hamm’s Beer Cars

    Iron Horse Stout Beer Car
    Ironside Beer Car
    Jack Daniel’s Box Car
    Kaiserdom Pilsner Beer Car
    Knickerbocker Beer Car
    Koehler Beer Car
    Leinenkugel Brewing Company Car
    London Light Beer Car
    Lord Chesterfield Ale Car
    Manhattan Brewing Company Beer Car
    Miller High Life Beer Car
    Moosehead Export Beer Car (still avilable) Stock# R-16342
    *Moosehead Export Beer car " Piggyback trailer/flat"(still avilable) Stock# R-17028
    Munchner Kindr Weissbier Beer Car
    Murphy’s Irish Stout Car
    Narragansett Ale Car
    October Fest Beer Car
    Peerless Beer Car
    Puntigamer Marzen Bier Car
    Red Lady Ale Car
    Rheingold Beer Car
    Rolling Rock Beer Car
    Samuel Adams Beer Car
    Sezoens Beer Car
    Silver Edge Beer Car
    St. Mary’s Brewing Company Beer Car
    St. Pauli Girl Beer Car
    Stein Lager Beer Car
    Straub Beer Car
    Tivoli Beer Car
    Wachusett Quinn’s Irish Car
    Waukesha Beer Car
    Weinhards Ireland style ale
    White Rock Beer Car
    Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Company Beer Car
    Yuengling Imported Beer Car
     
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    By accident???? I was looking @ E-bay USAT that were up for auction and seen about 5 beer reefers that were stated to be Charles Ro I did a search and came up with a auction house that Had all of these listed,It didn't give stock #'s but gave me a start to try and find more info about the early years. The Moosehead beer cars are more recent and are still avilable. It just boogles the mind but atleast with a partial list it is a start for info about what is out there to look for or maybe somewhere down the road some others would be interested in this thread of listing also. If you find other info about these or other cars produce even stock #'s lets add to the listings.It would be nice if Charles RO or USAT at a database of what was produced in what year like kadee/Micro-trains has on their web site for N scale cars they produced.
     
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    Reference Photos

    1) Anchor Steam Beer Car
    2) Brauerei Beck and Company Beer Car
    3)Budweiser Clydesdale "piggyback flat/trailer" Stock#R-1763
    4)Century Beer Car
    5)Cold Spring Export Beer Car
     
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    Reference Photos

    1)Copperhead Beer Car
    2)Devil Mountain Beer Car
    3)G Heilman Brewing Co
    4) Goose Island Honkers Ale Beer Car
    5)Lord Chesterfield Ale Car


     
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    Reference Photos

    1)Manhattan Brewing Company Beer Car
    2)Moosehead Export Beer Car (still avilable) Stock# R-16342
    3)Moosehead Export Beer car " Piggyback trailer/flat"(still avilable) Stock# R-17028
    4)Weinhards Ireland style Ale
    5)Blitz Weinhard Beer
     
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    Nice work, If I run into some info from those years, I'll definately trade info. In the mean time I did find a short list of Charles RO reefer and box cars, I will post the names and part numbers on my thread, see you there.
     
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    reference photos

    1)Kaiserdom Pilsner Beer Car
    2)Knickerbocker Beer Car
    3)Leinenkugel Brewing Company Car
     
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    RO Piggybacks

    Some early Charles RO piggybacks
    R1781 Preston
    R1783 Geogia Pacific
    R1785 Union Ice
    R1791 Clipper
     
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    I would just like to add that the stock #R16432 and stock #17028 are probably USA trains instead of Charles RO since how the rule of thumb USA trains used 5 digit part numbers like #R16432 and Charles RO used 4 digit part numbers such as R1600 for example. But of course there was some part Charles RO part numbers that continue on due to stock quantities when USA trains came to be. Today, only the USA work train series that I'm aware of still uses the old Charles RO part numbers
     
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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    Wow! That is quite a list. Just reading it almost makes me thirsty... :D

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    How can I get one?

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    R16330 Geary's Pale Ale
    D.L. Geary Brewing Company
    Portland Maine

    Is available directly from USA Trains. Item Shown as still in stock. May also be available from your local hobby shop.
     

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    Excellent find, this is nice to see the old Charles RO trains. I bet that Preston would be a big collectible, especially since they are out of buisness. I had a Consolidated Freightways piggyback, but sold it when I lost interest in flat cars, then I saw a article on a dedicated flat car train and liked it, but now can't find that piggyback.
    Live and learn.
     
  16. EMD trainman

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    Charlie, you can get on here


    Hi, you can still get this car at www.usatrains.com
     

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    Oh man... I wish I had $100. :(

    Charlie
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Coming from many long years in N scale, there is something I wondering about "G". One thing that helped immensely in growing N, was in it's earlier days, we were lucky enough to have some mail order retailers who offered significant discounts. This was a big boost to participation.

    Looking at these reefers, I am wondering of outlets from which people could stretch their dollars.

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