Re: Cleanout or washout track for reefers a Question

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Neville Rossiter wrote:
I have had only 3 replies on four groups and no photos . . .
There are several photos in the book I helped write, about Pacific Fruit Express.

. . . hose or sweep out the cars with the excess water draining out through the mesh and into drains . . .
Reefer interiors were sloped to drain into the bunkers, which then had exterior drains. Water inside the car would TEND to drain out, but brooms were used to ensure no standing water remained anywhere. With floor racks in a car, the racks had to be hinged upward to give floor access.

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