Re: Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233

Ian Cranstone

The word at the upper left of the reefer appears to be “CHICAGO”, and based upon a listing in the January 1910 ORER, I think we’re likely looking at a car listed by the Chicago Refrigerator Car Co., which apparently also used the name Chicago Refrigerator Despatch – which would account for the “D” in the reporting mark – and the part letter peeking out from behind the pole and noise appears to be an “R” (the ORER does not give a reporting mark or any stencilling information for this operator). The car number in the photo is 9_55, which is also consistent with the 9000-series cars given in the ORER listing.

Ian Cranstone

Osgoode, Ontario, Canada


On Mar 25, 2021, at 4:48 PM, ROGER HINMAN via <rhinman11@...> wrote:

Anyone want to guess on the reporting marks of the reefer in back of the GT car??? My poor eyesight guesses the last letter is D which could possible be SFRD

On Mar 25, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233
A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:
Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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