Treasure the Chesapeake Refrigerator Car
However, over-harvesting and pollution have damaged the Bay, hurting its ecosystem and related industries. Many government agencies and independent organizations have worked to improve the Chesapeake through government policy, education, and watershed restoration. One of these is the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit established by the State of Maryland in 1985. Since then, it has awarded over $60 million is grants to support the Bay. The Trust receives no taxpayer dollars; instead, it is supported by donations and sales of a special commemorative license plate available to Maryland motorists. This plate's design is the basis for the Treasure the Chesapeake refrigerator car.
This USA Trains model carries the Treasure the Chesapeake livery and comes finely detailed. The refrigerator car's side doors and roof hatches open and it comes with separate handrails and footholds (not installed in the above picture). The car comes preinstalled with hook-and-loop couplers but separate knuckle couplers are provided; we've left the hook-and-loops for compatibility with most of our rolling stock. The Treasure the Chesapeake car was a special run manufactured by USA Trains for Star Hobby, a hobby shop located near Annapolis, Maryland.