Re: Reefer Madness


Richard Hendrickson
 

Fruit Growers, of course (or WFEX, which was operated by FGEX and ran some
cars of FGEX design and construction). Distinictive features include the
side and end sills, sheathing retainer angles, roof, hatch cover rests, and
the lettering style of the barely legible "Refrigerator" stenciling.
Interestingly, this car was probably retired from the FGEX fleet fairly
early, as it was not among the many wood sheathed cars rebuilt after WW II
with heavier side sill channels and steel body framing; some of the latter
survived in revenue service into the 1970s.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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