Re: Reefer ID


Bob Kutella
 

The photo of the string of reefers #2588, 2587, etc. shows a built
date of
2-35 (just past the man in the photo) and what appears to read:
"HFCD E.C.
2-14-35 G.A.C.C." in the lower left corner of the first reefer.
The above note could be RPKD for repacked; E.C. for location of East
Chicago (Indiana) where General American had a repair and service
facility; the date for date; and GACC for General American Car Co.

An interesting roof detail appears to be a 2x4 or such timber slid
under the roofwalks near each end. Could have had a purpose to keep
the open ice hatches from slamming into the roof (kind of like a
doorstop.)

Bob Kutella

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