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Thanks for the photo, but it's not the same car. The WRX 9000 had steel sides after rebuilding. It looks like Western Refrigerator just lumped all their reefers into one number series (9000-9999) regardless of design and, apparently, function. WRX 9000 may even have been a one-off.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Thu, May 26, 2022 5:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] WRX 9000
And now, with attachment :-[
On 5/26/2022 8:23 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
They were bunkerless reefers - RB - also sometimes known as
insulated box cars
I've never seen a roof view but there may be something up
there, like in this view (attached).
I don't know if they are "hatches" (access ports?) or even if
they are all alike.
Why would an RB have hatches ? Something's odd. Did these cars
have internal storage tanks?
(Like the Linde cars, which had insulated tanks and hatches in
the roof. But those were XT.)
Dried Blood. How is that shipped?
On 5/26/2022 7:32 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io wrote:
On page 122 of Gene Green's reefer color guide there
is a photo of WRX 9000, rebuilt in 1954 from a 1936 reefer.
The caption says it has eight ice hatches and if I squint I
might be able to see them (second roof panel in from each
end, and then sixth roof panel in). It also appears to have
a radial roof. I'd like to learn more about this car and I'm
looking for any measured drawings, diagrams, and other
information about the car.