Re: Wartime reefers on Cajon
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It's a Jack Delano photo from his 1943 trip for OWI on the Santa Fe. I'm not saying the freshly washed PFE car wasn't orange, just that to my eye, it was less so than I would have expected.
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On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:43:33 PM EDT, Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...> wrote:
On 6/30/2019 5:54 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
John Barry wrote:
I don't know that I agree, John, it reads as light orange to me. But the dirt on the other reefers reminds us that most of our reefer fleets are too clean -- yes, I'm channeling Richard Hendrickson here . . .
If that photo is from the early 20s (and I haven't checked to see when the cab forward could have been available), then perhaps that reefer was in the original color scheme.