Re: Tri-Sorb snubbers on reefers

Douglas Harding

Jim, it was no secret, just not announced we would be gathering. The subject was the Swift reefer fleet and we were attempting to answer some questions.


As to the snubber, I have a photo from the Fairmont Railway Co archives that shows a Cudahy meat reefer equipped with similar rubber snubber that were being developed by Fairmont and Goodyear. A copy of this photo can be seen in page 180 in the Billboard Reefer Book published by Signature Press.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of np328
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 5:36 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tri-Sorb snubbers on reefers


     While at the Chicagoland 2019 RPM gathering and after presentations were complete, I was walking past a room and noted Steve Hile, Doug Harding, Roger Hinman, and a smattering of others gathered in a presentation room with images passing on a screen.
     Of these 3 fellows above gathered in one area, I knew enough not to walk on by and quietly entered and took a seat. I can't reveal the topic at hand as this could be a future presentation in the works by one of these folks however.... for not closing the door or booting anyone out, I will bring a small token of thanks - in these image postings below.    

      Found in an NP file at the Minnesota Historical Society some time ago while on a tangential search, was this clipping of a snubber device for refrigerator cars. I am not how sure wide spread the use of these was however present them here for educational purposes should these ever be found in a photo. Other paperwork in the President's file has an NP Mechanical officer at HQ telling the Como Shops supervisor to order two dozen of these "for testing" in the same 1930's time frame. They look easy enough to reproduce in HO or any other scale. 

   For the rest of you, presented for your amusement....                                                                                                                                                               Jim Dick       Roseville, MN 

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