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SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question


Tim O'Connor
 

Obviously one of the Santa Fe's 50 foot wood sheathed reefers, but can
anyone identify it's original class? It appears to be in mofw (company)
service now and they usually were reclassified into a Wr-xx class but
it's illegible in this photo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401237172798

Tim O'Connor


John Moore
 

The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service.  Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF.  Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to  ATSF. 

 The car classification was probably Rr-37  and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10.  The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars.  In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R.  There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay.  The car classification shows up clearly in other shots. 

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


charles slater
 

I agree 100% with John.

Charlie Slater


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The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service.  Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF.  Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to  ATSF. 

 The car classification was probably Rr-37  and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10.  The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars.  In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R.  There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay.  The car classification shows up clearly in other shots. 

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


Tim O'Connor
 

Thank you John!

The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service. Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF. Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to ATSF.

The car classification was probably Rr-37 and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10. The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars. In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R. There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay. The car classification shows up clearly in other shots.

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


proto48er
 

About five years ago, an Rr-37 was on the ground in Sweetwater, Texas, complete with its Duryea centersill.  I have not been there lately, but do have measurements of details if someone is interested.  The car was just west of the center of town on the north side of the old highway west.

A.T. Kott


BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

I don’t see one on the north side, but there is one the south side, next to the tracks. Near the intersection of West Broadway (I-20 Business) and Poplar.





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About five years ago, an Rr-37 was on the ground in Sweetwater, Texas, complete with its Duryea centersill. I have not been there lately, but do have measurements of details if someone is interested. The car was just west of the center of town on the north side of the old highway west.

A.T. Kott


Justin May
 

> I don’t see one on the north side, but there is one the south side, next to the tracks. Near the intersection of West Broadway (I-20 Business) and Poplar.

This may help to narrow it down.


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Justin May


BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

That's it!

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On Mar 3, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Justin May westpointroute@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

> I don’t see one on the north side, but there is one the south side, next to the tracks. Near the intersection of West Broadway (I-20 Business) and Poplar.

This may help to narrow it down.


Or from the other side -


Justin May