Re: Photo: Pacific Great Eastern Reefer 819 (Circa 1950s)


ROGER HINMAN
 

Interesting data, NRC’s books show the cars were sold to PGE for $275 each, although each had a ledger value of over $2K a piece.  Delta may have been transportation cost?   In re-reviewing my original reply , 5203 was actually 4203 and there was also a 21st car sold, NRC 4430. 

Here’s how the actual build dates map out

Mar 22  2 cars   
Apr 22  7 cars
Total 9 cars from Lot 1 (these have a deeper center sill than the others

Oct 22  2 cars
Nov 22 6 cars
Total 8 cars from Lot 2

May 24  2 cars
Jun 24 2 cars
Total 4 cars from Lot 3

Good lesson is to be wary of build dates on second hand cars.




Roger Hinman



On Jun 1, 2021, at 12:37 AM, greg kennelly <greg_kennelly@...> wrote:

Further to my earlier post regarding the PGE’s 40' wood refrigerator cars, I have come across an old notebook with some information I extracted more than 45 years ago from a Pacific Great Eastern Railway Equipment Record  held at the Provincial Archives of British Columbia and realized that my statement that numbers 807 - 809 were never used was not correct.  It is true that 807 was never assigned but the 20 NRC cars were originally placed in the 808 - 827 series.  The document in the Archives indicated that all were purchased second-hand “circa 1948" - thanks to Roger, I now know “sometime in 1946" - for $544.35 (+/- $0.01) each and all were listed as built in 1924 (even though all the cars that received the aluminum paint scheme were stencilled  “BUILT 11/22").  Their interesting story up to the arrival of the all-steel refrigerators in series 820 - 824 in October 1954 follows:

808          Rebuilt 4/9/53     Re#’d 816 (2nd), value $3793.08       
809          Written off 1952
810          Rebuilt 1952, value $3793.10,       
811 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                811 (2nd)     Rebuilt aft 8/15/52* from 825, value $3793.08
812          Rebuilt 1952, value $$3793.08
813 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                813 (2nd)    Rebuilt aft 8/15/52* from 820, value $3793.08
814          Rebuilt 2/7/54, value $3793.08   
815 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                815 (2nd)    Rebuilt 4/8/53 from 823, value $3793.08
816 (1st)  Written off 1951;                                816 (2nd)    Rebuilt 4/9/53 from 808, value $3793.08
817          1955 value $544.34
818 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                818 (2nd)    Re#’d from 827, 5/14/53, value $544.34
819          1955 value 544.34
820          See 813 (2nd)*
821          Written off 1954         (Still in “patched-out” P.G.E.Ry livery 7/15/53)
822          Written off 1952
823          See 815 (2nd)
824          Written off 1951
825          See 811 (2nd)*
826          Written off 1951
827          See 818 (2nd)                                    * both in FCR in a Stan Styles photo of this date
                                                                             and were rebuilt, repainted and weighed by 12/52
Regards,
Greg Kennelly

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