Re: Express Reefers?
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Bob, the REA cars were not ordinarily available for direct use by shippers but were for use BY REA. REA was
a consortium of various railroads, not exactly a customer in the sense of most shippers. As I have been told, REA
was charged by the carmile, not by weight. Thus, as long as REA knew the weight, there was no need for the hauling
railroad to weigh the car. The REA cars most frequently were hauled in passenger trains for the fastest service.
Cargos might include such perishables as fresh seafood and flowers. To see one in a freight train often meant
empty deadhead move or bad order.
Chuck Peck in FL
On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Bob Werre bob@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote: