Re: Photo: MDT 145474

Dave Parker
 

Claus: 

The reporting marks cars in that series were changed from LS&M to MDT in 1923 -- thus the patch job.  Note they were also rebuilt as per the stencil in the photo.  AFAIK, the most obvious feature of the rebuild was the change in door dimensions -- from short and squat with four hinges per side, to what you see in the photo.  Based on the ORERs, this conversion was MOL complete across the fleet of pre-war MDT reefers by about 1926.

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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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