Re: Photo: Swift Reefer 6368

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>

Bob and Friends,

When you follow the link to Don Strack's web pages, you will also find a photo of Swift 6284. This car is swaybacked, even though it has a steel underframe. I wonder if anyone besides John Allen ever modeled swayback cars. Of course his cars usually had truss rod underframes, and they were usually caricatures.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:

Photo: Swift Reefer 6368

An undated David North photo from Don Strack’s Utah Rails website:

I checked my 1955 Equipment Register for specifics on this car under “Swift” but by that year Swift’s SRLX reporting marks had moved to General American.

This car was in series 6100-6599. Length was 37 feet, 5 inches.

Total ice capacity (crushed ice only) was 6,000 pounds.

In 1955 only 296 cars from this series were in service.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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