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reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
While this is way past my own era of interest, I thought maybe some members might be interested in seeing the reefer MDT 13755 which is on display at the Fulton County Museum in Indiana.
 
I stumbled upon it while driving from Indianapolis to South Bend.
 
It has been repainted grey, but the original lettering is still barely discernable under the new paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund

Lester Breuer
 

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Lester,
 
I see what you are asking about, but I don't have an answer to the question.
 
Perhaps others will know.
 
For future reference, the image that Lester refered to is linked below...
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer

Richard Wilkens
 

Looks like the lever is to engage the wheel that rides on top of the railroad wheel and is connected to the generator that runs the circulating fans in the ice bunkers.

Rich Wilkens

Tim O'Connor
 


In the 1990's there was a whole string of ex-MDT ice reefers parked at the
east end of the NYC (Conrail) Selkirk NY yard. I wonder what became of them?
The set included a car with 'double hinge' doors from the 1950's. Someday
I'll dig out the negatives and scan them. Maybe. ;-)


Hi List Members,
 
While this is way past my own era of interest, I thought maybe some members might be interested in seeing the reefer MDT 13755 which is on display at the Fulton County Museum in Indiana.
 
I stumbled upon it while driving from Indianapolis to South Bend.
 
It has been repainted grey, but the original lettering is still barely discernable under the new paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Tim O'Connor
 


I have noticed this curious item as well, but I'm not sure it existed when
the cars were in revenue service.




On 2/14/2020 9:36 AM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
Hi Lester,
 
I see what you are asking about, but I don't have an answer to the question.
 
Perhaps others will know.
 
For future reference, the image that Lester refered to is linked below...
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

mopacfirst
 

You're talking about the mechanical fan drive, right?  Most other major refrigerator lines located it on the left-hand truck on the side of the car as you stood facing the side with the fan drive.  My MDT book is not here any more, so I can't look it up.  The ART book, which is still here, says these fan drives were usually located at the A end of the car, which is true here.  It's just on the opposite side of the car from many of the others.

Ron Merrick

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine

Tim O'Connor
 

Don

I thought it might be a LOCK of some kind - that car was STATIONARY at that
location for a very long time. Photos taken at least two years apart show it
in precisely the same spot, rusted to the rail. It was in use for storage.



On 2/16/2020 6:36 AM, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts