Re: Car Types for a Brown & Haley Candy Factory

Tim O'Connor

Say WHAT?? There was no such thing as an insulated box car (i.e. RB bunkerless reefer) ???

I have shots of wood sheathed steam era Hershey's RB's. The "L" refers to loading devices, which
really came into their own with forklifts and pallets. Prior to that time loads were braced or packed in
such a way to avoid load shifting.

Tim O'


I would think heat in the summer melting the bars was more of an issue than shelf life.   RBL cars did not yet exist.  Reefers where used to keep the contents cool just from all the insulation.  Express reefers reduced the likelyhood of the car standing in multiple yards and the load being lost.

Rich Orr

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