Re: Unusual WFE Car


Bruce Smith
 

Rod,

I really doubt that!  This appears to be a top bunker ice reefer. Many refrigerator car lines experimented with them, but the Canadians are known for the largest fleet. The concept was that by keeping the ice on top of the load, the cooled air would naturally descend and it would be more efficient.  Here's an FGE top bunker car

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

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On Jan 15, 2014, at 2:58 PM, Rod Miller wrote:

On 1/15/14 11:26 AM, Rod Miller wrote:
In

http://www.mashpedia.com/videoplayer.php?q=52D1xs_hc_k

at 09:12 what appears to be a GN WFE plug door car appears.
It has a row of five "hatches" on each side of the roof. I
wasn't able to make out the road number. Can someone please
provide info on that car?

TIA

Rod

Discussed this with a friend who followed the SP&S. He
said that some reefers were modified for bulk loading
such as grain and sand, so the car in the vid may be one
of those.

Rod

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