Question about SRLX all-steel reefer

Andrew Jeanes


I recently came across this B&W photo of SRLX 15689, an all-steel reefer
that I assume is painted in the Swift red colour scheme.

The photo is identified as having been taken in Smiths Falls, Ontario
in 1956. Were these all-steel cars used in meat service, like the
upcoming Rapido GARX 37' reefers? Would these cars commonly
have been used in cross-border commerce between the U.S. and
Canada in the 1950s?


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