Re: Pre-Cooling photo


Magnifying the picture 400%, the "boxcar" appears to have reefer-type doors ... and real funny-looking lateral running boards. Insulated box, maybe?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Brennan <brennan8@...> wrote:

Over on [citrusmodeling]...
Bruce Morden referenced a Shorpy/LoC photo... and Tony commented (below);

My eye is drawn to the cars on the far right...
One is an ancient-looking (for 1943) SS boxcar... with a very
old-fashioned wide fascia board.
Any ideas???
The other is the reefer with roof walk seemingly warped into
launch-ramp configuration.
I would think this leads to a bad-order write-up?
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

At 10:39 AM 12/31/2012, in [citrusmodeling] Anthony Thompson wrote:
Bruce Morden wrote:
We have talked about pre-cooling on this list before. I can't
remember seeing this photo so I thought I would pass it along.

The caption provided for the photo is misleading. Certainly CARS are
being serviced here, but it is their LOADS which are being
pre-cooled. I guess the intended meaning of "pre-cooling" was
cooling the load prior to departure to market. It could take place
with the load already in the car, or prior to loading. When empty
cars are spotted for loading and are already cold inside, they have
been PRE-ICED. And BTW, the process shown in this Shorpy photo was
not done on empty cars.

Tony Thompson

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