Re: BAR Reefer

Tim O'Connor

SP/PFE borrowed lots of reefers in the off-season from BAR. Early
1960's photos of Donner pass show lots of BAR reefers, plus C&NW/NWX
reefers mixed in with PFE reefers. Before the mid 1950's, I don't
think the BAR had enough reefers to make a notable contribution to
traffic in California.

Maine potatoes were shipped mostly in the cold months beginning with
the September harvest and continuing through the winter. They were
usually more concerned with freezing than with keeping the loads cold.

I have a two part BAR reefer question.
When did they start painting them yellow or orange?
Would a load of Maine potatoes ever have made it's way to California?

Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> -->> NOTE EMAIL CHANGE <<--
Sterling, Massachusetts

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