Refrigerator Cars : Chest Freezer Uk : 42 Stainless Steel Refrigerator.
refrigerator cars - Billboard Refrigerator
Billboard Refrigerator Cars
The practice of painting advertisements on the freight cars of shippers and car owners dates well back into the 19th century. But in the 1920s, leasing companies realized they could contract with shippers to pass back usage payments beyond some agreed minimum. This led to an explosion of car leasing and, as this book amply demonstrates, a corresponding explosion of billboard decoration of refrigerator cars. Railroad objections, especially to the usage payment rebates, led to hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, which, taking effect in 1937, banned most of the leasing practices which had generated the car leasing bonanza. After World War II, a restrained billboard style made a modest comeback. Car-side advertising was only a detail of that ICC decision. But because it was the basis for a remarkable diversity of refrigerator car paint schemes in the era, the photographs of these cars have long held an interest for historians, railfans, and model railroaders Thoroughly documented here are hundreds of these paint schemes, together with details of the leasing companies and car builders associated with the individual cars. More than 440 photographs, most previously unpublished, enrich this book. Even a modest amount of color information was available and is included. The authors, both recognized authorities on railroad freight car history, have done a superb job of collecting and organizing the information presented here. The book is sure to appeal to modelers and to many who are interested in railroad history.
Chill box on rails
This is a refrigerator car, or, in railroad parlance, a "reefer." This was used to haul perishable goods (read: produce) from the fields to market. The original ice-cooled version changed American eating habits. If you wanted fresh California produce, all you had to do was wait for the next "reefer block" to come in. This version is mechanically cooled. It and several other vintage freight cars are parked on the Sac Southern's Clunie siding for storage while the old SP Shops in Sacramento gets some work done.
SOO 57 REFRIGERATOR CAR 10024 STEVENS POINT, WI 1975
A look at one of the Soo Line's PCF 57' foot mechanical refrigerator cars- summer 1975, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
128 pp, 8.5x11", clothbound with dust jacket, all color. "A look at the operation and roster of privately - owned ice - bunker reefer cars. Contains a marvelous sequence of the icing process atop an icing dock in 1962. Includes images of American Refrigerator Transit, Cudahy Car Lines, Fruit Growers Express (FGE, BREX and WFEX), General American Transportation (GARX), Merchants Despatch, Morrell, Rath, Mather Stock Car Co., North American Car, North Western Refrigerator Line, Pacific Fruit Express (PFE), Railway Express Agency (REA), Swift, Union Refrigerator Transit, Western Refrigerator Line, Wilson Car Lines."