Re: White Swan billboard reefers

Randy Hees

The door at one end of the car is a known Seattle Car & Foundry - Pacific Car & Foundry design, seen in catalogs. (the 1913 catalog is available in a reprint and on line)

The description notes that the car is set up with a trolley system for halves of beef or mutton complete with switches "to direct the halves to any track desired" with the meat left hanging while traveling, so most likely to aid loading and unloading by having one set of switches on the end of the car.

The catalog shows both the White Swan car and one for Frye and Company

Randy Hees

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