SFRD


Schuyler Larrabee
 

When was SFRD created?

 

Schuyler

 


John Moore
 

The reporting marks SFRD started in 1902 when the Santa FE Refrigerator Line was combined into a new Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch company.

In 1918 the USRA ruled that the Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch would cease to exist.  The Santa Fe reorganized the dispatch company as a department of the railroad and the same reporting marks were used.

So SFRD was used from 1902 to the end of ice activated refrigerator service (which is past the 1960 dead line for this group)

Probably more than you wanted.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Exactly what I did want, thanks!



Schuyler



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The reporting marks SFRD started in 1902 when the Santa FE Refrigerator Line was combined into a new Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch company.



In 1918 the USRA ruled that the Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch would cease to exist. The Santa Fe reorganized the dispatch company as a department of the railroad and the same reporting marks were used.



So SFRD was used from 1902 to the end of ice activated refrigerator service (which is past the 1960 dead line for this group)



Probably more than you wanted.



John B. Moore, Jr.

Albuquerque


John Moore
 

One other item. 

The periods after each letter starting in 1902 was discontinued in the 1943-44 period.  So S.F.R.D. became SFRD

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque



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Exactly what I did want, thanks!

Schuyler

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
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To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: SFRD

The reporting marks SFRD started in 1902 when the Santa FE Refrigerator Line was combined into a new Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch company.

In 1918 the USRA ruled that the Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch would cease to exist. The Santa Fe reorganized the dispatch company as a department of the railroad and the same reporting marks were used.

So SFRD was used from 1902 to the end of ice activated refrigerator service (which is past the 1960 dead line for this group)

Probably more than you wanted.

John B. Moore, Jr.

Albuquerque

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Bob Chaparro
 

A little more background on this.


On August 18, 1918, the United States Railway Administration announced that the SFRD (Despatch) would be under Federal control of the USRA effective January 1, 1919. Subsequently, the United States Railway Administration eliminated Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch on that date. USRA took control of SFRD (Despatch) cars with the operation of the cars remaining under the Santa Fe Railway. 


The Santa Fe immediately reorganized Despatch, which was a separate company, as the Santa Fe Refrigerator Department, a department of the railroad, thus allowing more control of the refrigerator cars and operations as allowed under the USRA. SFRD then stood for Santa Fe Refrigerator Department.


As late as 1924 (six years after the “D” stood for Department) the Official Railway Equipment Registers SFRD reporting marks were still listed as Santa Fe Refrigerator DESPATCH.  The Registers had not caught up with the official change.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA