Re: Western Refrigerator 9000-series Lessee
Andy Laurent <arlaurent@...>
Bob, I would say that car has the standard gray/freight car red WRX
scheme. Either the color on the slide has shifted, or it was dirty. A
light coating of brown dust oftentimes made the light gray sides
These cars were used by/lease to the GB&W. WRX was a GB&W subsidiary.
In the 1960s, cars began to be leased to specific industries, but in
the time period of this list, they were in general reefer service for
GB&W customers including cheese, evap milk, potatoes, and such.
Check out this link for some photos:
--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
Kirstatteron STMFC (see AC&Y ex-P&N boxcars). I had not noticed the Western
forat AC&Y's East Akron yard in 1959. Curious if there are records
reportingthe ca 1950's lessors of WRX 9000-series reefers... who leased WRX
andmarks. WRX #9048 has pale yellow sides with freight car red ends
reefersroof. Note Accurail and Branchline both offer WRX 9000-series
(Green Bay & Western, lessor) in a grey scheme.