I would have thought that empty reefers would have hatches opened to
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dry out the ice bunkers to avoid mildew, rot, etc. Am I wrong?
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
On Mar 19, 2007, at 8:23 AM, asychis@... wrote:
Over on the reefer madness list there is a discussion on the normalJerry,
of reefer hatches. I was under the impression that reefer ice
normally closed whether the car was loaded or empty unless it was
carrying a load that needed ventilation only, when the hatches were
thought I read this on this list, but might be mistaken. Can
the typical or normal practice?
That is correct. About the only time an empty reefer would have an
open hatch was if a hobo had opened it and was riding on the stage.
Bruce F. Smith