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TKM/TB&OM/TS-CLM Project - FGEX/BREX/WFEX Wood Sheathed Reefers
I didn't have a chance to make a formal annoucement for this
project, but for those who might have missed it, Bill Welch's
handout "The Wood Sheathed Cars of the FGEX/WFEX/BREX Freight
Refrigerator Fleet: 1940-1953" is now available as a special
combined issue of The Keystone Modeler, The B&O Modeler, and The
Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler:
This is a 10MB file - if you are on a slow connection, I recommend
you download the file by right clicking on the link for the issue at
the pages above and selecting "Save Target as" instead of clicking
on the link.
Credit must go where credit is due. Thank you, Bill Welch, for
allowing us to publish your work for a wide audience. Thanks also
go to the editorial staffs of each publication for their willingness
to sponsor this project as a special issue; Nick Fry of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society, Jay Williams of Big
Four Graphics, and Rob Schoenberg for permission to use prototype
photos for this special issue, and to Al Westerfield for providing
excerpts from the July 1950 and January 1955 ORER. Special thanks
go to Tom Madden, who took the time and effort to reconstitute this
document electronically using OCR software after the original files
were lost in a computer crash several years ago.
If you are a fan of one of the FGEX/BREX/WFEX member roads, please
spread the word and share the links to the issue with your friends.
This is one of the gaping holes in our collective knowledge, and the
impact of Bill's is widespread. Every piece of information that we
can gather for Bill is critical, because unlike PFE and SFRD, the
corporate records of the consortium were not saved, making this task
much more difficult.
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