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Re: St. Louis Refrigerator Car Co. models
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Is that an actual reefer (with ice bunkers) or just a plug door bunkerless insulated box car? I see no evidence of hatches on these cars with plug doors, and I have many more similar photos. Even the ancient 6114 is bunkerless.
From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021 at 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] St. Louis Refrigerator Car Co. models
I should have checked my hard drive more carefully... I did have an image of an SLRX reefer. :-[
On 7/26/2021 10:49 AM, Ed Hawkins wrote:
From an estate being disposed of at a local flea market I purchased the Reefer of which photo is attached.
With hatches the number is incorrect as it should be numbered in the class RS series.
A correct class RB , no ice bunkers, a Sunshine Models kit is shown on Tony Thompson’s blog. After an internet search
I could not find any model of the St. Louis Reefer numbered correctly in the RS series. All manufacture models I found had a class RB number
on a CAR WITH HATCHES. Wondering if I missed finding a correct lettered St. Louis Reefer model with a number in the RS series?
The only St. Louis Refrigerator Car RS reefers that I’m aware of were SLRX 10000-10399, built in 1922 by MDT with a lease arrangement from late 1949 to 1954. The Roger Hinman class number is “M4.”
In 1/50 & 1/51, the ORER listed 200 cars; 4/51 & 1/52 listed 400 cars; 1/53 listed 365 cars; 1/54 listed 57 cars; by 10/54 zero cars.
Arnold Menke offers photos of 10086 & 10360 photographed 4/50 & 3/51, respectively.
-- Tim O'ConnorSterling, Massachusetts
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