Re: PFE Reefer In Canada
Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
The car with the supposedly blank sides is PFE 6334, an R-30-2
from series 4705-6600 built by AC&F in 1907. It is coupled to
PFE 4174, another R-30-2 from series 1701-4600, also built by
AC&F in 1907. See page 71 of Tony's PFE book (2nd ed.)
Likely the lettering disappeared because the orthochromatic emulsion on the plate (from the sharpness I assume this was a large glass plate negative) was not sensitive to oranges and yellows, rendering the car side almost the same dark tone as the lettering. I can barely see the ghost image of "VENTILATED" to the right of the door.
On 11/1/16 12:31 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] wrote: