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--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson
<rhendrickson@o...> wrote - "So it was certainly the case the MDT
and other off-line reefers sometimes turned up as eastbound loads in
western reefer blocks, but such trains never had "a lot" of off-line
Thanks for your reply. That's what I thought. Unfortunately I wanted
to justify more MDT reefers in Erie trains.
When did the special handling of reefers due to the shortage around
the time of WWII end?
How's the tank car book coming?
Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
According to the PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1948 AAR's SUPERINTENDENT's CONVENTION, the "Tide distribution orders" of the ICC had been ended and the distribution of reefers were as per owner's instructions or in service run.
The effect of the cancellation of "tide orders" can be clearly be seen in the table on page 450 of Thompson et al.'s PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS (2nd Edition) where the percentage of perishables loaded in PFE cars on PFE railroads increased from abbot two third's in 1947 to 85% in 1949.
Roger Hinman <rhinman@...>
The Newberry Jct PAs produce inspection records I've been researchingtoggle quoted message Show quoted text
show MDT cars on the ERIE occasionally, never in blocks, rarely even
2 in the same train.
On the origin of the two cars on the Decatur list, the FRISCO might be a
possibility since they had been a large leesee of cars in earlier years.
On Jan 20, 2005, at 3:25 PM, ed_mines wrote:
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