Re: Drains On Refrigerator Cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Jeff Aley wrote:
Why would one WANT to close the drains on a reefer? To keep out
vermin, perhaps?
On meat reefers, some cars complied with the recommended practice to retain the very salty melt water on board rather than dump it on the trucks, rails and bridges.

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