other Dry Ice cars


Allen Rueter <allen@...>
 

The SP&S converted five 10000 series box cars (10019,10078,10128,10155,10218) to dry ice service.
(10078,10218) were assigned to Gas Ice, Klickitat Sprs WA in 1949.

Allen Rueter

On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 01:53:35PM -0700, Richard Hendrickson wrote:
On Oct 5, 2005, at 11:04 AM, Gerard J Fitzgerald wrote:

...My questions concern
whether these types of cars were unique to just the Sante Fe? If not
who else
transported carbon dioxide in this manner during the period between
say 1930
and 1950? More information about the Sante Fe operations would be of
interest
too especially pertaining to the movement of these cars to other
industries or
off line to other parts of the country.
Gerald, I'm not aware of any other railroads that owned dry ice cars,
but there were several private owners: Mathieson, Liquid Carbonic
Corp., Merchants Despatch (DCIX), and perhaps others that don't come
readily to mind. All three had cars custom-built for this service, not
converted from conventional reefers as in the case of the Santa Fe
Rr-20 class. I know very little about dry ice traffic on the Santa Fe
and can't say how far or how often their cars went off-line, but I do
know that the travelled from Witt, NM to Southern Calif. on a more or
less regular basis.

Richard Hendrickson
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benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Allen Rueter wrote:
"The SP&S converted five 10000 series box cars (10019, 10078, 10128,
10155, 10218) to dry ice service. (10078, 10218) were assigned to Gas
Ice, Klickitat Sprs WA in 1949."

These are USRA DS boxcars.


Ben Hom


Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

Allen - Can you email me a photo? - Al Westerfield

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen Rueter
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Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] other Dry Ice cars


The SP&S converted five 10000 series box cars (10019,10078,10128,10155,10218) to dry ice service.
(10078,10218) were assigned to Gas Ice, Klickitat Sprs WA in 1949.

Allen Rueter