Re: Hormel - NADX no. 10000 "bobber" reefer

Rich C

Tony et al., I remember seeing that car in the book The Great Yellow Fleet.
Rich Christie

--- On Wed, 3/20/13, Anthony Thompson <> wrote:

From: Anthony Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Hormel - NADX no. 10000 "bobber" reefer
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:00 PM


Steve Johnson wrote:
The article "Privately-Owned Freight Cars" in the September 1940 issue of RAILROAD MAGAZINE contains a photo of NADX no. 10000, a "bobber" (2-axle) reefer painted for Hormel Good Food. Built date appears to be 11-32. The article does not elaborate on these cars. Does anyone know more about them?
This car does not appear to have ever entered service (you can see this in the ORERs), perhaps because it was not regarded as meeting all applicable mechanical standards. It might have been built on spec by one of the car builders, who in 1932 would have been trying ANYTHING to stimulate orders.

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