Re: [ATSF] SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question
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John and Charlie concur that it's an Rr-37, which according to John is a
rebuild of the Rr-10. I have no basis for comparison but it does look a lot
like my 8-1961 image of Rr-37 SFRD #5099.
The Rr-37 was one of the brass cars imported by Overland - OMI 3284. I have
one and I could paint it as Ie-R but it would probably kill the resale value. :-(
It must be an RR-10, built in May 1931. Some of the RR-10s were modified into RR-17 and RR-26 by adding more insulation inside, but externally they would have appeared virtually the same. Some received steel roofs and two received steel ends. The live list shows 80 RR-10s in 1945, 4 in 1947-1956, and 2 in 1963. 10 RR-17s operated 1942-56 dropping to 1 in 1963. The RR-27 numbered 10 from 1940-56 and then dropped to 1 in 1963.