Re: REA car

Rupert and Maureen <gamlenz@...>

Thanks Ed. We wondered about that possible heritage but couldn't get far
enough back to really look at it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 3:08 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] REA car

On Friday, May 7, 2004, at 02:20 AM, Rupert and Maureen wrote:

I found one numbered REX 6786 in Milwaukee last week, stored on
private tracks. It looked like a box car with plug doors, and it
appeared to have plates welded or riveted over the side panels. It
was dusk at the time and the car was between others, so there was not
a clear view.

Any information would be gratefully received.
The car is a former troop sleeper built by Pullman-Standard and
modified for use as an express refrigerator car. There were 275 such
cars in series 6600-6874 owned by Central West Refrigerator Despatch
(CRDX). An in-service photo of #6787 is shown in Railway Prototype
Cyclopedia Vol. 7 on page 68.
Ed Hawkins

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