D-standard refrigerated wagon LS Models

D-standard refrigerated wagon

Photo J.-Paul Lescat on railfaneurope.net.

LS Models 30398-1 et 2


C-standard refrigerated wagon leased to STEF

UIC number Revision date
11 87 082 0 837-6 P 27.1.71
11 87 082 1 082-8 P 12.4.71

48 g (NEM: 48 to 63 g); 59 g after ballasting.

Longer, but paradoxically lighter than OCEM wagons sold with. Brass bearings. Fine flanged wheels (0.8) and of correct diameter. Too long buffers.

Female roof clips, stirrup-shaped, near the four corners of the lateral sides, and two guides maintaining the spacing of the walls in their middle. Unclipping is quite easy.

No. 837 (grey roof) has badly mounted, not well pushed in and skewed, but very well glued buffers, as well as roof fans and brake blocks.Tampons de travers The other is mounted correctly. So there is little rigorous manufacturing monitoring, as often. Unfortunately, the buffers seem very delicate to dismantle.

The end ramps are not parallel to the ladders. There is obviously a positioning problem: compare with the original. Echelles non parallèlesSee also inclination dimensions in the comparative table opposite. It would be necessary that the fixation of the bottom is a little higher, and that of the top is closer to the end wall reinforcement.

Both wagons are equipped with plain bearing axle boxes (standard for one, Athermos for the other) and with towing diabolos, so in a version not really era IV (one has even a spoked wheel axle). I would have appreciated that one of the two be equipped with roller axle boxes.

Finally, the letters STEF should be black and not blue: all photos of the time (including the one above), as well as some films attest it. Here is for example a film excerpt on the Vierzon depot. Show video. And don’t tell me that the colours of the film are too much faded to judge: we still clearly see that the BB 67000 loco is blue, and that the Interfrigo and Réfrigérant markings are red.

The complete film (27:40) can be seen on Youtube. The excerpt begins around the 16th minute.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.


  • Buffers repositioned on No. 837. Two were taken off without breakage and then reassembled properly. A third had its (male) tenon broken; it was glued with Kibri liquid glue. Spoke wheel axle was exchanged with an OCEM plain wheel axle.
  • Extra ballast of 11 g.

C and D-Standard refrigerated wagons for early vegetables (.Is) 11 87 082 0 249-4 to 2 073-6, meat (.Ics) 11 87 082 4 009-8 to 4 394-4, and fish (.Ids) 11 87 083 7 008-5 to 7 057-2, built in more than 2000 units between 1948 and 1959 by Ets Cadoux, Atelier de construction d’Épluches, Coder, Brissonneau & Lotz and Boileau-Pétolat. Ex HI 5xxx xxx.

Wagons numbered 082 1 557 to 1 705 are equipped with steam and electric heating pipes, with the aim of being incorporated in a passenger train. None of the two numbers presented by LSM should be equipped, but however the locations and accessories are provided.

The STEF, Société de Transports et d’Entrepôts Frigorifiques — Company of Refrigerated Transport and Warehouses, was created in 1920. It is still active nowadays, but has not been managing wagons for a long time.


D-standard refrigerated wagon LS ModelsD-standard refrigerated wagon LS Models

D-standard refrigerated wagon

Photo J.-Paul Lescat on railfaneurope.net.

10 460 120.2 121.3
9 280 106.7 106.6
2 780 32.0 32.4
1 3 953 45.4 45.3
Overall height 4 174 48.0 48.4
6 000 69.0 68.7
1 050 12.1 12.0
Ladder angle 1 68.5 ° 68.3 °
Ramp angle 1 68.5 ° 73.0 °
  1. Measured on diagram.