Re: GAC Pfaulder Milk Reefers in freight service


Main site, files section.


--- In STMFC@..., "Charlie Vlk" <cvlk@...> wrote:

Where is the file? Could someone provide a doesn't show up in the
new photos section and trying to find it in the photos and files sections I
didn't see it either. Is it on the main site or another?

Charlie Vlk

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: GAC Pfaulder Milk Reefers in freight service

The file is called ACL912ROCKYMT-1200.jpg
Car in question is the second one behind the growlythings.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@... <> , "Don"
<riverman_vt@> wrote:

--- In STMFC@... <> , "Bill"
<wpmccoy@> wrote:

Warren Calloway sent the photo I've sent to the Photos section of ACL
912 North at Rocky MT, NC in probably 1963 or 64. I know the photo date is
outside this group's scope but the second car in the train may not be. It
looks like a GAF Pfaulder reefer with a monogram of some sort and the
standard GAC gold lettering. I want to justify one of these cars for my
1950s SE era. Any ideas on who the lesssee would be?

Unfortunately I cannot find the photo you refer to in the photo section
under "ACL", "Calloway", GPEX, or "milk car" but expect you are probably
refering to 6,000 gal. capacity cars of orange juice concentrate from
Dunedin, Fla. to Boston for H.P. Hood & Sons, though others unknown to me
may also have moved o.j. concentrate in this manner. Hood was still
receiving such carloads until it went to trucks in 1972. The steam and
passenger signal lines were removed from the milk cars earlier for use in
freight rather than passenger service. H.P. Hood, by-the-way, was the
largest user of the GPEX cars and the last to use them in milk service. The
Richter Vinegar Company, however, was still using them in brine service
between Manitowoc, Wis. and Ludington, Mich. as late as August 1978 in which
service they spent more time on Lake Michigan car ferries than on actual
rail. The L&N and GM&O, thence IC, used a number of them for water cars in
work train service as well. At least a half dozen have been preserved at
various locations.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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