Out of curiosity
alone I looked for these cars in my July 1947 ORER and, like
you, found them gone by that time.
So I looked at the WFE
and BREX rosters to see if they had anything similar, which
they didn't. I had also look over
my Athearn FOBX #4156
which is listed but has nowhere near the height of your two
odd balls. With no similar cars
listed for the related
companies I went back and looked at the January 1938 ORER
and found both listed there and
just as you described
them. Sorry I can't offer any ore on these tow strange cars.
Speaking of the
Athearn FOBX #4156 does anyone know where Fruit Growers
Express used these cars and who
they served? Fruit
Growers was a large operator in New England, especially on
the New Haven, so I bought it some
time ago to add variety
to a reefer block.
Cordially, Don Valentine