Re: WRX 9000

Bill Parks

The photo in Green's book is after the rebuild from an overhead bunker reefer, to a bunkerless reefer, and the car no longer had any ice bunkers or hatches.  The caption is wrong.  Instead of say "it has eight ice hatches", it should say "it had eight ice hatches", as there are no hatches on the car at the time of that photo.  I think what you are seeing as "hatches" is just rust and discoloring of those panels (weathering).

The caption also mentions that given that the sliding plug door goes all the way to the roof, that the overhead bunkers weren't in use.  In reality, they probably weren't even there having been removed during the rebuild.

Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida

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