category of freight hauled by the S&P is packed seafood shipped
by the various packing houses in Calvert County. Some of the
larger customers have made arrangements to lease reefers and have them
painted with their advertising. The older (truss-rod) reefers
are decorated with the name and location of the lessee, while the newer
reefers are full billboard style painted, usually, with a
represenrtation of each packer's lithographed oyster can.
photos below show these reefers as modeled. The cars
themselves are almost all Roundhouse kits that have been stripped,
repainted, and custom decaled. The truss-rods on the older
reefers have been replaced with 12# test monofilament fishing line
threaded with Grant Line turnbuckles.
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