Re: Tropicana in the 1950s
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I agree Don,
There is no reason, if anything it defy's reason. Even if the
OJ departs frozen it would have to be heated on arrival. Letting the load
self cool for the 2-5 days in transit and arrive as a slushy liquid
ready to be diluted and bottled.
In a message dated 6/20/2014 10:39:30 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
Respectfully, some of this makes sense and some of it does
not, Bill. Why did orange juice concentrate
require refrigeration??? Ideally milk needs to be kept at 39 degrees, which
had been achieved in milk tank cars
transported in both freight and passenger trains since the mid-1920's and
without the use of refrigeration. Indeed, H.P. Hood was using some of its
leased GPEX milk cars to move OJ concentrate from Dunedin, FL to Boston in the
early 1970's, some four years after they stopped shipping any milk in some
of the same cars.
I do not, however, know the date that Hood began shipping OJ concentrate in
the GPEX cars, but this certainly makes me wonder why there was a need for
Thermo-King units on cars used for that purpose after W.W. II. Was there a
real need for such equipment or only a "perceived" need followed by a good
snow, er "sales", job?
Cordially, Don Valentine
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