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Red Caboose 17281: 62 Foot Insulated Beer Boxcar, Burlington Northern.

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List Price: AU$ 33.26
Price: AU$ 25.00
17.50 USD 22.50 CAD
  In Stock 4
These cars were originally offered as individual units for $24.95USD each. There are 4 different road numbers available as follows: Box 817 = Road #747420; Box 818 = Road #747420; Box 819 = Road #747424; Box 820 = Road #747427. See the enlarged photos of each box.
Please specify which box & road numbers you want by clicking on "Details" and choosing from the drop down list.
Fitted with genuine Micro-Trains Magne-Matic Knuckle Couplers. In original new "Level 1 Quality" condition. These cars have never been run. There are no cracks in the boxes, which are the originals.
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Product ID 0817-0820
Manufacturer Red Caboose
  ISBN 17281
Date Added
04/12/2022
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These insulated Beer Cars were probably used on the Coors Brewery branch in Golden, Colorado. In 1873, German immigrants Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler from Prussia emigrated to the United States and established a brewery in Golden, Co orado, after buying a recipe for a Pilsner-style beer from a Czech immigrant William Silhan. Coors invested $2,000 in the operation, and Schueler invested $18,000.

The Coors Brewing Company managed to survive Prohibition relatively intact. Years before the Volstead Act went into effect nationwide, Adolph Coors with sons Adolph Jr., Grover, and Herman established the Adolph Coors Brewing and Manufacturing Company, which included Herold Porcelain and other ventures. The brewery itself was converted into a malted milk and near beer production facility. Coors sold much of the malted milk to the Mars candy company to produce sweets. Manna, the company's non-alcoholic beer replacement, was a near-beer similar to current non-alcoholic beverages. However, Coors and his sons relied heavily on the porcelain company and a cement and real estate company to keep the Coors Brewing Company afloat. By 1933, after the end of Prohibition, the Coors brewery was one of only a handful of breweries that had survived.

All of the non-brewery assets of the Adolph Coors Company were spun off between 1989 and 1992. The descendant of the original Herold Porcelain ceramics business continues to operate as CoorsTek. In 1959, Coors became the first American brewer to use an all-aluminum two-piece beverage can. Also in 1959, the company abandoned pasteurization and began to use sterile filtration to stabilize its beer. Coors currently operates the largest aluminum can producing plant in the world, known as the Rocky Mountain Metal Container (RMMC), in Golden. RMMC is a joint venture between Ball Metal and Coors, having been founded in 2003.
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