Photo: Re-Icing Eight Hatch Reefers


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Re-Icing Eight Hatch Reefers

Photo courtesy of Robert Wanner on the Facebook Railroad Images of Bygone Days group.

Robert comments:

“Nakina, Ontario, on the Canadian National Railways in May 1955. Re icing of eight hatch refrigerator cars by local maintenance of way workers at the railroad ice house in Nakina. Six or eight cars were re-iced as I remember. Watching the procedure is fellow Airman Davy England while I was taking the photo.”

Bob Chaparro

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Kenneth Montero
 

Funaro & Camerlengo make a series of Canadian National 8-hatch reefers (nos 5130 ff.)

True-Line made a series of 8-hatch reefers in CN, CP, BCR & PGE paint schemes.

I believe Ambroid or Northeastern made such a kit.

Ken Montero

On 07/09/2022 12:42 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photo: Re-Icing Eight Hatch Reefers

Photo courtesy of Robert Wanner on the Facebook Railroad Images of Bygone Days group.

Robert comments:

“Nakina, Ontario, on the Canadian National Railways in May 1955. Re icing of eight hatch refrigerator cars by local maintenance of way workers at the railroad ice house in Nakina. Six or eight cars were re-iced as I remember. Watching the procedure is fellow Airman Davy England while I was taking the photo.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

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Bill Parks
 

I think two years ago, Athearn came out with a 50' ice bunker reefer.  One of the road names was Fruit Growers Express overhead reefers (FOBX).  Unfortunately, the model was done with only four hatches instead of eight.  I haven't tried modifying them yet to add the other hatches.  I don't remember if any of the other road names they did were supposed to overhead bunkers or not.


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Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida


Tim O'Connor
 


The Athearn model is strictly a Santa Fe (SFRD) prototype.

FOBX may be the best reporting mark for a foobie yet ! :-)

Ten hatches on this one.

On 7/10/2022 10:12 AM, Bill Parks via groups.io wrote:
I think two years ago, Athearn came out with a 50' ice bunker reefer.  One of the road names was Fruit Growers Express overhead reefers (FOBX).  Unfortunately, the model was done with only four hatches instead of eight.  I haven't tried modifying them yet to add the other hatches.  I don't remember if any of the other road names they did were supposed to overhead bunkers or not.
Bill Parks

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts