Re: FGE family steam era reefers

Malcolm H. Houck

To Don Valentines' question:
That, however, dose not explain the necessity of the extra layer of
wood over the metal sheathing in any way that has ever made sense to me.
As well as in the observance of well established methods, such as
We Always Do It That Way, I've understood that reefers were clad
 with wood over steel body sides and roof tops on some theory that
wood provided an additional insulating capacity and insulation layer.
Mal Houck 

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