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Photo: Reefers At Michigan Central Yard - Detroit


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Reefers At Michigan Central Yard - Detroit

A 1928 photo from the Wayne State University Libraries:

https://digital.library.wayne.edu/item/wayne:vmc77171_1

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Most of the identifiable reefers are either PFE or SFRD. Note the car number stenciling on the hatch cover of the PFE reefer in the right-center foreground and the reefer coupled to it. There is no stenciling on the PFE reefer to the left of the first reefer.

Comparing these three PFE cars, two have a platform surrounding the hatch cover, one does not.

More reefers, same location and year:

https://digital.library.wayne.edu/item/wayne:vmc77171

Bob Chaparro

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mel perry
 

the one without is a different roof altogether
mel perry


On Wed, Jun 10, 2020, 10:22 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Reefers At Michigan Central Yard - Detroit

A 1928 photo from the Wayne State University Libraries:

https://digital.library.wayne.edu/item/wayne:vmc77171_1

These photos load slowly but can be enlarged quite a bit.

Most of the identifiable reefers are either PFE or SFRD. Note the car number stenciling on the hatch cover of the PFE reefer in the right-center foreground and the reefer coupled to it. There is no stenciling on the PFE reefer to the left of the first reefer.

Comparing these three PFE cars, two have a platform surrounding the hatch cover, one does not.

More reefers, same location and year:

https://digital.library.wayne.edu/item/wayne:vmc77171

Bob Chaparro

Hemet


Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Comparing these three PFE cars, two have a platform surrounding the hatch cover, one does not.


      PFE reefers with wood roofs did not have ice hatch platforms, as you see here. Platforms were for outside metal roofs.

Tony Thompson




Bill Welch
 

Very helpful photo with the wood roof. I am doing a Board x Board Roof Pattern to fit the Tichy reefer kit.

Bill Welch