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Stephen, thanks! Would this mean that the SFRD reefers in LCL
service were used
only between ATSF freight houses?
On 11/10/2021 10:39 PM, Steve SANDIFER
Yes. Santa Fe even built freight houses at
Kansas City and Chicago where one track was 7” lower than the
others where box cars and reefers could be located. The reefer
floor was 14” higher than the box car floor so instead of
pushing a 2 wheel dolly up 14” (wow) you would push it 7” up
to a reefer or 7” down to a box car.
I have a conductors record book from 1923
in Kansas. It shows 1088 cars in trains. 288 of those were
reefers (21%) of which 43 were in LCL service. 11% of the cars
in this record were LCL cars: 101 westbound and 21 eastbound.
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