Re: Four more 1920 freight car photos

Patrick Wade

Schuyler, thanks for the wild guess. Certainly better than anything I could have come up with. And a new factoid of info that I never knew about.

Pat Wade

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 8:01 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

This is a wild guess, Pat, but some early reefers were cooled by overhead bins with ice in them. But unless this car had those AND end bunkers, that can’t be it. This one DOES have end bunkers, you can see that from the salt deposits on the ends of the trucks. Those salt deposits are why later reefers had drains that were oriented to drip outward over the side of the trucks and rails, as this caused a lot of damage to rolling stock, track and in particular, bridges.


On the two Fruit Growers reefers, wonder that the little metal fixture over the doors are for? Looks like a porch light fixture, but it can't be that.

Pat Wade

Santa Barbara, CA

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

FGE and GET cars. Last in the list, so scroll down.

What road did G.E.T. stand for?


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