Re: Cleanout or washout track for reefers a Question

Neville Rossiter <rossiters@...>

I have that book (2nd edition) and found the photos under Car Cleaning in
the index I was originally looking for the word Cleaning or Car washing in
the index, give me a break I'm an Aussie. Grin.
Page 428 has an interesting photo.
I had the book airmailed out to me the postage almost cost me as much as the
book price but it was worth it.
A great book, congratulations, I have looked through it many times for ideas
on icing Platforms.
Thanks. Neville.

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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