Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Schuyler Larrabee

Clamps, Gary.  Specially cast clamps to hold the ladder stiles close to the car at the midpoint.  There are similar clamps at the top and bottom of the ladders, particularly noticeable at the end ladder.




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Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883


Great picture!  What are the padlock shaped devices on only one side of each ladder?


Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock


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Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:45 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883


Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

He writes:

“Merchants Despatch Refrigerator Line (MDT) wooden ice activated Reefer # 16883 (refrigerated box car) is seen at an unknown New Haven Railroad yard location, ca late 1930's.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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