Kris Railway Express Agency Rolling Stock

Started in 1918 as American Railway Express, the Railway Express Agency (REA) was a national package delivery service. REA concentrated on express refrigerator service after 1940 until operations ceased in 1975. The Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains lists one boxcar as Railway Express Agency and shows refrigerator cars under REA Express.

Kris REA green refrigerator car with large car data

REA Express 6100 Refrigerator car; dark green; white lettering; red and white REA logo; sliding dark green plug doors; half ladders. The technical car data on the left reads "CAPY 100000 LD LMT 123300 LT WT 45700" in large letters. This refrigerator car is listed as the only boxcar variation in Greenberg's. Technical car data differences not specified in Greenberg's.


Kris REA green refrigerator car with small car data

REA Express 6100 Refrigerator car; dark green; white lettering; red and white REA logo; sliding dark green plug doors; half ladders. The technical car data on the left reads "CAPY 100000 LD. LMT. 132200 LT. WT. 44200" in small letters. This refrigerator car is listed as the only boxcar variation in Greenberg's. Technical car data differences not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris REA green refrigerator car with no car data and half ladders

REA Express 6100 Refrigerator car; dark green; white lettering; red and white REA logo; sliding dark green plug doors; half ladders. All technical car data was omitted in this version. This refrigerator car is listed as the only boxcar variation in Greenberg's. Technical car data differences not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris REA blue-green refrigerator car

REA Express 6100 Refrigerator car; blue-green; off-white lettering; red and white REA logo; stamped blue-green plug doors; full ladders. Refrigerator car variation (A) in Greenberg's.


Kris REA NYC blue-green refrigerator car

REA Express 6100, New York Central System, Refrigerator car; blue-green; off-white and white lettering; red and white REA logo; "Super Shock Control;" stamped blue-green plug doors; full ladders. New York Central System variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris REA green refrigerator car with panel doors

REA Express 6100 Refrigerator car; dark green; white lettering; red and white REA logo; sliding dark green panel doors; half ladders. Refrigerator car variation (D) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Kris REA green boxcar with no car data and full ladders

Railway Express Agency 6100 Refrigerator boxcar; dark green; white lettering; red and white REA logo; sliding dark green plug doors; full ladders. All technical car data was omitted in this version. Plug doors with full ladders variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris American Railway Express prototype boxcar

American Railway Express (predecessor to REA) 92118 prototype boxcar; dark green; white lettering; sliding silver panel doors; full ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.

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