Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
--- In STMFC@..., "Dean Payne" <deanpayne@...> wrote:
There is some nice archival movie footage showing freight carsfrom the era. There is some from a movie called "Wild Boys of the
Road" which was supposed to warn teens about the dangers of hopping
freights. The action in that would be less trustworthy, becausethe action was staged for the movie.
However, there are many actual shots of lots of hobos riding ontop of reefers, which is more out in the open than I would have
thought. I was under the impression that they would have to finda less conspicuous location, to avoid unwelcome attention from the
railroad police.A second viewing shows 2 Morrell Ham reefers (ala Branchline #1317)
followed by a truss rod reefer with the "Morrell Pride" covering the
full side (including the door). After that was another reefer with
full-side lettering, but channel side sills instead of truss rods.
I've looked at Atlas and Red Caboose, none of their reefers have the
proper lettering. Art Griffin has the proper decals, page 77, for a
40' car from the 20's-30's. Finding the proper 40' truss rod reefer
carbody is going to be a problem! I was expecting 36'.