I have this drawing, saved as
ERDX 11000-11049. However nothing on the drawing says it
is ERDX, so cannot confirm. Nor do I know the source,
but suspect it came via this last as we have discussed
ERDX cars before.
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Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ERDX Reefers
This is a very interesting photo, but I'm not sure it
represents the ERDX cars in my 1952 ORER. The overall
length of the 1952 ERDX 9000 series was 42'-6", and all the
other MDT owned cars were 41'-6", and the 9000 series had a
2601 cu.ft. capacity while most other MDT cars had
capacities from 1900 cu.ft. to around 2000 cu.ft. The 1952
9000 series also is clearly listed as an AAR Mech.
Designation RB, and they have a Note F that states, "Cars
numbered E.R.D.X. 9000 to 9999 and M.D.T. 9955 and 9962 have
sliding doors 5 ft. wide and 7 ft. high." All other MDT
owned cars had 4 ft. wide by 6 ft. and a few inches high.
Also, there were only 38 cars in the 9000-9999 series and
apparently only 2 in the 9955-9962 series.
I think the ERDX 9772 in your photo is an earlier
car, and it has ice hatches on both end of the roof and its
lettering states "Ventilated Refrigerator". I don''t see a
built date in photo, but the capacity is clearly 2086 cu.ft.
and the I.L. is 33ft. 11 in. which doesn't match anything in
my 1952 ORER (MDT, FGEX, etc.). I wish I had my Westerfield
1943 ORER to see if there were other cars of this size as
that date, but it's in storage.
Curiouser and curioser. Does anyone else have
anything to contribute?