PFE Dry Ice Reefer Experiment


The November 1947 issues of TRAINS magazine (Page 66) reported that Pacific Fruit Express was experimenting with “a new type of dry ice refrigerator car”.  The article stated that “the dry ice is packed into metal roof compartments which are designed to direct the refrigeration downward through the load below…”


I found no reference to this in the PFE book. The book only mentions dry ice shipments and cars modified for this service.  The book does mention several classes of cars modified with overhead ice bunkers in 1940 but this was seven years before the experiment mention in TRAINS.


Does anyone know more about the dry ice car or cars?


Bob Chaparro


Citrus Industry Modeling Group

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