Re: Photo: Abraham Brothers Refrigerator Line (ABRX) Reefer

Douglas Harding

Abraham Bros. Packing Co.

New Plant planned in Memphis Tenn. in 1930

New construction in 1948, single level plant

1931 acquires Beasley Packing Co.

Leased by Wilson in 1950



ABRX   Merchants Despatch Transportation Corp. (Abraham Bros. Packing Co.)  7/1937-4/1938

ABRX   Merchants Despatch Transportation Corp.          1/1941-4/1947





Doug Harding


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Abraham Brothers Refrigerator Line (ABRX) Reefer


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Photo: Abraham Brothers Refrigerator Line (ABRX) Reefer

Photo from the New York Central Historical Society:

Cranstone’s list shows ABRX as assigned to Merchants Despatch Transportation Corp./Abraham Bros. Packing Company as of 1937.

Does anyone know more about the Abraham Brothers Refrigerator Line? Hinman’s MDT book (Page 242) has this same photo and notes that two cars were built for Abraham Brothers.

I believe the Abraham Brothers Packing Company was headquarted in Memphis, TN.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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