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352 OPERATING ICE DEPOT (RED) WITH CAR

 

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The Lackawanna had a mile long icing station in the Poconos, where mile long trains of reefers would be stopped, and men would load ice into to the roof hatches. Built from 1955 until 1957. Red unpainted plastic platform, and white shed with red roof. Includes orange Pacific Fruit Express ice car number 6352. The operator manually inserts plastic 352-29 ice blocks into the loading chute, and lifts them into the ice house. Pushing the controller instructs the man to push a block of ice into the waiting 6352 ice car. The ice car was built to accompany the 352 operating ice station accessory. It was sold both with the 352, and separately. It is interesting that Lionel chose to base the car on a box car instead of a refrigerator car! The roof hatch is on a moving rocker, so that the accessory could easily slide open. The side of the car also opens to remove the ice cubes once they are inside. The car is made with a type 2B 6464 body mold. It is unpainted orange plastic with black, heat-stamped letterig. Most of these cars had four lines of weight data printed on the opening ice hatch. However, some rarer versions have only three lines of printing. It came with diecast, bar-end trucks, and operating couplers on both ends.

 

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17339LNOB 352 OPERATING ICE DEPOT (RED) WITH CAR -> C-8 Like New - Free of blemishes, nicks or scratches; original condition throughout; very little sign of use. With Original Box

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