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Four more 1920 freight car photos


Schuyler Larrabee
 

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FGE and GET cars.  Last in the list, so scroll down.

 

What road did G.E.T. stand for?

 

Schuyler

 


Tony Thompson
 

FGE and GET cars.  Last in the list, so scroll down.

 What road did G.E.T. stand for?


  Government Equipment Trust, during USRA.

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Dennis Storzek
 




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FGE and GET cars.  Last in the list, so scroll down.

 What road did G.E.T. stand for?


  Government Equipment Trust, during USRA.
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Were these cars that weren't assigned yet, or the cars that the asignee refused?

Dennis Storzek



Tony Thompson
 

Dennis Storzek wrote:

 

Were these cars that weren't assigned yet, or the cars that the asignee refused?


    Yes.

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Dennis Storzek
 




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Dennis Storzek wrote:

 

Were these cars that weren't assigned yet, or the cars that the asignee refused?

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    Yes.

Tony Thompson            
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So, what was the Columbia Trust (mark C.T.) ?

Dennis Storzek





Patrick Wade
 

On the two Fruit Growers reefers, wonder that the little metal fixture over the doors are for? Looks like a porch light fixture, but it can't be that.

Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

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FGE and GET cars.  Last in the list, so scroll down.

 

What road did G.E.T. stand for?

 

Schuyler

 



Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi Dennis,

    The Columbia Trust was the governmental agency set up to handle the disposition of the 
USRA built cars until they were accepted and paid for by the railroads. Even cars that had 
been accepted could be found with the "C.T." notation following the road number. Once 
financing arrangements were made, or the cars paid for, it was painted out.

My best, Don Valentine


Dennis Storzek
 




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Hi Dennis,

    The Columbia Trust was the governmental agency set up to handle the disposition of the 
USRA built cars until they were accepted and paid for by the railroads. Even cars that had 
been accepted could be found with the "C.T." notation following the road number. Once 
financing arrangements were made, or the cars paid for, it was painted out.

My best, Don Valentine
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Thanks, Don.

Dennis Storzek


Schuyler Larrabee
 

This is a wild guess, Pat, but some early reefers were cooled by overhead bins with ice in them. But unless this car had those AND end bunkers, that can’t be it. This one DOES have end bunkers, you can see that from the salt deposits on the ends of the trucks. Those salt deposits are why later reefers had drains that were oriented to drip outward over the side of the trucks and rails, as this caused a lot of damage to rolling stock, track and in particular, bridges.



Schuyler



On the two Fruit Growers reefers, wonder that the little metal fixture over the doors are for? Looks like a porch light fixture, but it can't be that.



Pat Wade

Santa Barbara, CA

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:



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FGE and GET cars. Last in the list, so scroll down.



What road did G.E.T. stand for?



Schuyler


Patrick Wade
 

Schuyler, thanks for the wild guess. Certainly better than anything I could have come up with. And a new factoid of info that I never knew about.

Pat Wade


On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 8:01 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

This is a wild guess, Pat, but some early reefers were cooled by overhead bins with ice in them. But unless this car had those AND end bunkers, that can’t be it. This one DOES have end bunkers, you can see that from the salt deposits on the ends of the trucks. Those salt deposits are why later reefers had drains that were oriented to drip outward over the side of the trucks and rails, as this caused a lot of damage to rolling stock, track and in particular, bridges.

Schuyler

On the two Fruit Growers reefers, wonder that the little metal fixture over the doors are for? Looks like a porch light fixture, but it can't be that.

Pat Wade

Santa Barbara, CA

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

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FGE and GET cars. Last in the list, so scroll down.

What road did G.E.T. stand for?

Schuyler





Tony Thompson
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

 

This is a wild guess, Pat, but some early reefers were cooled by overhead bins with ice in them. But unless this car had those AND end bunkers, that can’t be it. This one DOES have end bunkers, you can see that from the salt deposits on the ends of the trucks. Those salt deposits are why later reefers had drains that were oriented to drip outward over the side of the trucks and rails, as this caused a lot of damage to rolling stock, track and in particular, bridges.


    As the ARA and then AAR recommended. cars frequently using heavy salt icing, such as meat cars, were supposed to be equipped to RETAIN the brine on board, not drip it all over the right of way. Produce cars weren't so equipped, though the drain chutes COULD be close to keep that brine in the car. DId yard crews or ice deck personnel care? Not a lot.

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