Product Features and Details
3-part pack refrigerated car Hgb 2-axle (2 without a brakeman's cab, 1 with), white, red stripes, UK loading gauge of the FS, epoch III
In 1931 the FS began building a large group of Hgb type refrigerated wagons intended for the transport of perishable food to Britain and derived from the typical Italian 'sloping roof' refrigerated wagons already well known throughout Europe at the time .
700 of these cars were built, 550 of which were equipped with a brakeman's cab, since they had to comply with the English gauge for traffic on British routes and for the ferry across the English Channel, but were of the same length and significantly smaller than the corresponding cars with " "European" gauge and featured the UK-mandated vacuum braking devices and long side handbrake rods.
In addition, the English-style refrigerated wagons were also easily identifiable by their livery, bearing a visible red band on the sides and the large logo with the anchor, indicating the possibility of a ferry.