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The Dole Foods company started as the old Castle & Cooke trading company in 1851. Today it one of the largest suppliers of fresh fruit and vegtables in the western hemisphere. They have 7 refrigerated container ships in their fleet, the one shown is the Dole Columbia, built in 1999 and has a capacity of over 1000 (Yes I said "one thousand") forty foot long containers ! - PS: Dole Foods has over 12,000 containers in service.)

Think of this way, if the ship landed at Miami, and all its cargo was loaded onto double stack rail container cars, the train would need to be 500 cars long just to unload this one container ship.

One of Dole's major product lines is bananas, and marketing banana's is not as easy as it may seem. I can remember when banana's sold for a nickle a pound, and out of that price the company had to grow them, transport them to your local store, and accept the spoilage and waste in a product that only has a shelf life of a few days.

Another issue is the "appearance" of banana's on the store shelf. Now be honest with yourself, do you buy the long and lean banana's, or the short stumpy ones? As it turns out the "stumpy ones" are from the bottom of the 5 ft tall bunch of banana's that grows on the tree's, and it is sweeter than the long and lean bananas that are further up the bunch. But the stumpy ones are more often or not the ones that stay unsold and thrown away by the store.

Someone at Dole's came up with an idea in the early 1980's to market these short sweet bananas to be the ideal size for packing in a child's lunch box, and started to market them as such using a newly created cartoon character named "Bobby Banana". They even charged a slightly higher premium price for them and the waste problem disappeared quickly.

As part of their marketing plan, they started to decorate many of their containers with "Bobby Banana" cartoon images. (You will see a few of them in the picture of the Dole Comlumbia above.)

Con-Cor Trains is pleased to bring you this new series of "HO" Refrigerated 40' Containers, all with different "Bobby Banana" Cartoons on them. These will be a quick sell out, so reserve yours immediately to avoid being disappointed.
Expected Delivery: March-April 2015

See details of our Pre-Order Program at bottom of this page.

"HO" Refrigerated Bobby Banana, side view, add end views when we have some samples available with decoration.

Artwork Shown,Production model photo
as soon as samples ready.
Description
All Models Ready To Run
Stock Number
2-pak
"HO" Undecorated Reefer Containers (white)
2-pak
Contain
0004-083000
Quantity: Check out now
$35.98 / 2-pak
"HO" Bobby Banana with crossed legs
2-pak of same design
Container #s DFIU xxxxxxxxxx and Container # DFIU xxxxxxxxx
0004-083001
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$35.98 / 2-pak
"HO" Bobby Banana on Skateboard
2-pak of same design
Container #s DFIU 410197-0 and Container # DFIU 410184-6
0004-083002
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$35.98 / 2-pak
"HO" Bobby Banana with basketball
2-pak of same design
Container #s DFIU 604789-7 and Container # DFIU 604765-3
0004-083003
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$35.98 / 2-pak
"HO" Bobby Banana with Soccer Ball
2-pak of same design
Container #s DFIU xxxxxxxxxx and Container # DFIU xxxxxxxxx
0004-083004
Quantity: Check out now
$35.98 / 2-pak
"HO" Bobby Banana on Golf Greens
Single container with Chassis
Container #s DFIU xxxxxxxxxx with decorated chassis
0004-083005
Quantity: Check out now
$27.98 each set
"HO" Bobby Banana on Golf Greens
Single container with Chassis
Container #s DFIU xxxxxxxxxx with decorated chassis
0004-083006
Quantity: Check out now
$27.98 each set

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(We reserve the right to correct errors and change prices without prior notice.)
All Limited Run items subject to prior sale.
     Pre-Orders must be placed prior to "Pre-Order Closing Date" for that specific item to guarantee delivery of that item to you. But we encourage you to still place a Pre-Orders for the item you wish even after the closing date as we often have a few pieces left after all confirmed Pre-Orders are shipped, and then we go to the list of Pre-Orders received after the closing date, and fill orders based on the Date the order as received. (That means we fill the off the standby list starting with the oldest date first.)

Pre-Order discount will be taken off invoice at time of shipping product.