26001334 1755336301177512 4600953790711396682 nThe Railway Express Agency (founded as American Railway Express Agency; later, American Railway Express Inc.) was a national package delivery service that operated in the United States from 1918 to 1975. REA arranged transport and delivery via existing railroad infrastructure, much as today's UPS or DHL companies use roads and air transport. It was created through the forced consolidation of existing services into a federal near-monopoly to ensure the rapid and safe movement of parcels, money, and goods during World War I.

REA ceased operations in 1975, when its business model ceased to be viable.

 

50' Riveted Steel Express Reefer

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Atlas (Branchline Trains) #2504 - As Delivered [1947] 
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Atlas (Branchline Trains) #2501 - Hunter Green w/Full Name Herald [1949-1952] 
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Atlas (Branchline Trains) #2502 - Hunter Green w/REA Logo Herald [1952] 
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Atlas (Branchline Trains) #2503 - Chromate Green w/REA Logo Herald [1960s]

GACX 53'6" Wood Reefer

26111960 1755338491177293 8194929145738471505 nBroadway Limited Imports #1455, 1480, 1838, 1840