Re: Loading Grain In A Refrigerator Car (1918)

Tony Thompson

Ray Hutchison wrote:

...except when they were dried out and used for grain service?

THe PFE car supervisor I interviewed said they were never dry again after their first load. I don't know whether grain would be terribly sensitive to that. Another point is that produce reefers by 1940 all had floor racks. Not much fun to get the grain out from under those, though they were hinged and could be raised up.

Tony Thompson

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