Re: Reefer Yellow/Orange


Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Jerry,

Maybe several reasons. Light colors reflect heat, though I don't know if this had any real effect on cars with all that thick insulation. Most roofs remained in dark colors anyway. Possibly a more likely reason what that light colors were a better background for the elaborate graphics used on most reefers until that practice was banned.

Of course, the PFE chose orange to echo the citrus crops their cars so often carried.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

asychis@... wrote:

Just a curiosity question. Does anyone have an idea why yellow and orange predominated as colors for reefers? Was it to make them stand out from the sea of "boxcar red" cars, or was there some other reason.
Jerry Michels

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