Re: Red Owl warehouse

Dave Nelson

I expect in the winter reefers were used to keep the contents from freezing.


I do know the Western Pacific’s few reefers were used primarily for canned food. 


Dave Nelson


From: [] On Behalf Of Philip Dove
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Red Owl warehouse


Why were canned goods shipped in refrigerator cars? I have alway treated canned goods as something that do not need any special storage. I'm British and my understanding of canned means the produce is in a hermetically sealed tin that will keep the ingredients fresh for at least a few years. I know in America canned includes mason jars and glassware, but I still don't see the need for reefers. Were the cars ones that had brought uncanned fresh produce into the plant so canned goods were a logical backhaul load.



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