Re: PFE Express Reefer in NYC Express Train

Tim O'Connor

it depends

On 4/12/2021 7:24 PM, bill stanton wrote:
would express reefers have been intermingled with ordinary reefers in the icing process or kept separate?

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PFE Express Reefer in NYC Express Train
please elaborate further...i'm simply trying to figure out how to handle them operationally on my railroad (modeling colton and LA circa 1947)

A string of express reefers might be taken over to the ice deck, if it happened to be nearby. But single cars, and cars in trains without time to wait for movement to an ice deck, would be iced right at the depot, using an elevating truck body to get ice up to the ice hatches. Photos of all this in the PFE book.

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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