Re: Refrigerator Car Return Instruction 1955

Tim O'Connor

I've seen many photos of cars at LCL freight houses and I can't recall ever seeing
a reefer amongst the box cars. Has anyone got photos showing this?

Tim O'Connor

On 11/10/2021 6:19 PM, Richard Townsend via wrote:

I have a document from the Colorado & Southern (CB&Q subsidiary) instructing agents to use reefers for LCL if the travel was in the direction of the reefer's home.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 10, 2021 2:09 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Refrigerator Car Return Instruction 1955

I can’t speak to 1955, but in the 40s and early 50s ATSF used SFRD reefers commonly for LCL service.  The largest percentage of LCL traffic was from east to west and was clean, dry, and usually came short of cubing or weighing out a car.  Reefers were perfect for this.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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