Re: Canadian National Eight-Hatch Reefers


John Riddell
 

 

By the way, the CP and CN steel 8-hatch reefers were designed, built and used in general service for transporting over great distances any perishable commodities that required temperature protection in winter or summer.   CP and CN did not think it was economically justified for each railway to build and maintain individual fleets of reefers dedicated to particular service such as produce, fruit, dairy, fish, meat, etc.  A single design was developed for general service. The reefers were fitted with permanent underslung heaters, overhead ice tanks and internal meat hooks when the car was required to transport meat.

 

John Riddell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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