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Photo: PFE Reefer With Load Of Pecan Pieces

Bob Chaparro
 

PFE Reefer With Load Of Pecan Pieces

This is link to a 1927 photo from the collection of the University of Utah:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jq397q

The stenciling on the barrels appears to say they contain pecan pieces. The captions says the load is pecans.

In any case, this is another example of a non-perishable load shipped in a refrigerator car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

PFE Reefer With Load Of Pecan Pieces
This is link to a 1927 photo from the collection of the University of Utah:
The stenciling on the barrels appears to say they contain pecan pieces. The captions says the load is pecans.
In any case, this is another example of a non-perishable load shipped in a refrigerator car.

Doubtless the car is being used as an insulated box car, commonplace before the 1950s, when purpose-built cars of that type began to be built.

Tony Thompson