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  Refrigerator car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A string of refrigerator cars owned by Pacific Fruit Express is mechanically-supplied with fresh ice at an Oxnard, California produce packing plant in the Spring of 1964.
A refrigerator car (or "reefer") is a refrigerated boxcar, a piece of railroad rolling stock designed to carry perishable freight at specific temperatures.
Refrigerator cars differ from simple insulated boxcars and ventilated boxcars (commonly used for transporting fruit), neither of which are fitted with cooling apparati.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Refrigerator_car   (4699 words)

  
 Refrigerator car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A string of refrigerator cars owned by Pacific Fruit Express is supplied with fresh ice in the Spring of 1964.
A Refrigerator car (essentially a refrigerated boxcar, sometimes called a reefer) is a piece of railroad rolling stock that is designed to carry perishable freight at specific temperatures.
In the latter half of the 20th century mechanical refrigeration began to replace ice-based refrigeration.
www.tehachapi.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Refrigerator_car   (1345 words)

  
 AAR Car types from Oct 1989 ORER
Note: Cars built or rebuilt prior to March 1,1984, must have been constructed w/ a minimum of 3" of insulation in the sides and ends and 3 1/2" in floor and roof based on insulation requirements given in AAR Standard S-2010 or a thickness reduced in proportion to the thermal conductivity of the insulation.
This is either an ordinary flat car or car consisting of two trucks fitted w/ cross supports over the truck bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on the cross supports.
Car may be provided w/ one or more bottom openings for unloading, w/ tight fitting covers, doors, valves, or tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading.
espee.railfan.net /aar_1989.html   (1949 words)

  
 Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - library
Experiments with refrigerator cars began in the 1860s and by 1872 meat was being shipped successfully within the Eastern states.
It was designated a type RS car which is the Association of American Railroads' abbreviation for a refrigerator car using ice, or ice and salt in combination to cool the load space.
The car was sold to the Rainier Ice and Cold Storage Company of Seattle, Washington and subsequently purchased by the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society for $1,500 in 1973.
www.csrmf.org /railtown/doc.asp?id=185   (559 words)

  
 Pacific Fruit Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pacific Fruit Express (AAR reporting mark PFE) was a railroad refrigerator car leasing company that at one point was the largest refrigerator car operator in the world.
Union Pacific gas-turbine-electric locomotive #57 pulls a block of Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator cars past the town of Dale, Wyoming in August, 1958.
PFE refrigerator car #458330, photographed at Denver, Colorado in March, 1970.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Fruit_Express   (420 words)

  
 Schlitz Refrigerated Box Cars or Reefers Plus History Behind
This history report is an attempt to list the important events in the development of refrigerator cars, their association with the brewing industry, and how "billboard" advertising came into use on them.
Instead of driving cattle long distances to a rail head or packing plant, the expanded rail systems and refrigerator cars permitted slaughter houses and packing plants to be located near the large ranches of the South and Southwest.
The refrigerator car was a major factor in the development of large farming areas in remote regions of the United States.
www.chiptin.com /schlitz/reefers.htm   (2266 words)

  
 Freight car classifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is either a straight-deck flat car, with or without bulkheads or load restraining devices, or car consisting of two trucks fitted with cross supports over truck bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on cross supports.
Car may be provided with one or more bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors, valves, or tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading.
Car may be provided with facilities for discharge of lading through openings in top or sides and may have one or more compartments.
www.trains.com /Content/Dynamic/Articles/000/000/003/091gmiui.asp   (2311 words)

  
 Pic of the Month
Refrigerator cars revolutionized the agricultural industry, making it possible for regions with extended growing seasons, such as Florida and California, to market perishable produce to other parts of the country.
In 1924—when this car was built and operated by Fruit Growers Express Company, a pioneer in refrigerator car service—150,000 such cars were in use.
Refrigerator cars were lined with mats of felted flax or cattle hair, sandwiched into the floor and walls of the car.
www.hfmgv.org /exhibits/pic/2005/august.asp   (393 words)

  
 AAR Car types from Oct 1967 ORER
This car is for transport of stock on the hoof, and is equipped with roof, slated sides and doors, and convertible single or double deck.
Car for transport of stock on the hoof, and is equipped w/ roof and slatted sides and doors, and single deck.
This is either an ordinary flat car or car consisting of two trucks fitted w/ cross supports over the bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on the cross supports.
espee.railfan.net /aar_1967.html   (2677 words)

  
 Refrigerated Transportation Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While mechanical refrigeration of railcars was technically feasible and in fact was demonstrated in trials dating from the 1880s, it was found more economical in the early days of refrigeration to cool the cars with ice or frozen brine which was periodically replenished at icing stations along the routes.
Refrigerated imports into Britain in 1935 totaled 1 million metric tons of meat, 500,000 t of butter, 130,000 t of cheese, 430,000 t of apples and pears, and 20 million stems of bananas.
The number of these vehicles, as well as the proportion that were mechanically refrigerated, steadily grew during the next few decades with the growth of the trucking industry and the development of superhighways.
www33.brinkster.com /iiiii/inventions/reftranstimeline.asp   (1291 words)

  
 Lionel Classic Period Freight Cars- Large Refrigerator and Cattle Cars. Train99.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Car pictures are listed in order of manufacture with the earliest car on the upper left and the last car on the lower right.
The 814R refrigerator car was introduced in 1929 in the ivory and peacock color scheme.
The other refrigerator cars are common with the exception of the cars from 1934 and 1935 with mixed trim.
www.train99.com /ency/lionel1/frt/l810src.html   (758 words)

  
 Steam Era Freight Cars - Glossary
Ice Bunker (Refrigerator Car): The receptacle or compartment in which the ice is placed in a refrigerator car.
Logging Car: A special type of car for hauling or carrying logs, usually consisting of two trucks and a skeleton frame, but sometimes provided with machinery and power for hauling by means of a cable.
Meat Timbers (Refrigerator Cars): The vertical and horizontal timbers inside the refrigerating chamber on which the meat is suspended.
www.steamfreightcars.com /prototype/glossary/glossaryiq.html   (5053 words)

  
 Microsoft Train Simulator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Train Simulator v1.2 content update includes a modern mechanical refrigerator car so your "virtual produce" will be as fresh as the day it was picked when it arrives at market.
Until the 1950s, refrigerator cars consisted of a heavily insulated center section with ice bunkers on each end of the car.
The car was painted white by the BNFE to reflect more of the sun's rays so that the refrigeration unit wouldn't work as hard.
www.microsoft.com /games/trainsimulator/articles_refrig.asp   (608 words)

  
 The Official Whippany Railway Museum Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Imagine long strings of railroad refrigerator cars moving east from the Pacific Coast and north from Florida and the Gulf Coast, carrying fresh lettuce, grapes, vegetables, ripe oranges, grapefruit and peaches.
Salt was typically placed in the bunkers to enhance the melting of the ice and lower the overall interior temperature of the car.
Mechanical refrigerator cars of steel construction began appearing in large numbers in the 1950's for carrying frozen foods and produce.
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.org /eq_reefer.htm   (1051 words)

  
 Air Conditioning @ HotAndCold.com (Hot and Cold)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the refrigeration cycle, a heat pump transfers heat from a lower temperature heat source into a higher temperature heat sink.
A refrigerant is pumped into the cooled compartment (the evaporator coil), where the low pressure and load temperature cause the refrigerant to evaporate into a vapour, taking heat with it.
A "ton of refrigeration" is defined as the cooling power of one short ton (2000 pounds or 907 kilograms) of ice melting in a 24-hour period.
www.hotandcold.com   (4416 words)

  
 Walk-In  Solar Power Refrigerator
The refrigeration system, designed to transport tree seedlings, is manufactured as a slip-in unit to be carried by a standard ¾ ton pick-up truck.
The refrigerator was designed to be operated from the truck or using camper jacks refrigerator is removed from the truck and operated as an independent self contained unit.
The problem has been the ability to refrigerate up until delivery to the airport, which may be a considerable distance from the airport.
www.polarpowerinc.com /products/refrigerator/large_solar_ref.htm   (526 words)

  
 MTW Refrigerator Car - 1" scale freight cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
We offer three versions of refrigerator cars, the R R 27 Series Santa Fe 'Map' refrigerator car built in the 1920s and rebuilt in the 1940s, the R-40-20 PFE SP/UP and the R-40-23 PFE SP/UP double herald refrigerator cars built in 1945 and 1947.
Like the box cars, these are fully engineered for durability; the unique one-piece body 'floats' on the sturdy underframe providing excellent stability and strength even under fluctuating environmental conditions.
Due to the level of finish detail, this car is not intended for use as a riding car.
www.midwesttrainworks.com /prod04.htm   (210 words)

  
 PA State Archives - MG-393 - Series Descriptions - Pullman-Standard Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There is a two page listing of car types which provides car number, purchasing railroad, and the drawing numbers for the general arrangement, cross section, air brake, and heating system.
Among the drawings is one for a steam-heated pitch car.
For each car type, the index sheets have columns providing company drawing number, description of car, capacity in kilos, weight in kilos, buffers, gauge in feet and metric, journals in inches and metric, truck, truck drawing, quantity built, and for whom built.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /bah/dam/mg/sd/m393sd2.htm   (2409 words)

  
 NMRA - Athearn Refrigerator Car
After backing the screws out (and put them in the box lid of course), the first assembly step was to attach the weight to the bottom of the underside of the body.
This took a while because I had to file the side of the car for the locking tabs to fit.
An alternative is to slip a thin piece of plastic under the shank of the coupler.
www.nmra.org /beginner/a_reefer.html   (849 words)

  
 ATSDR - Health Consultation - St. Louis Refrigerator Car Company, Wood River, Madison County, Illinois
The purpose of this health consultation is, at the request of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), to evaluate any human health hazards at the St. Louis Refrigerator Car Company site in Wood River, Illinois.
St. Louis Refrigerator Car Company has operated the facility from 1975 to the present [4].
Shortly after St. Louis Refrigerator Car acquired the property in the mid 1970s, old ponds used to impound unknown materials were excavated and filled with spent sandblast waste.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/stlouis/slr_p1.html   (1640 words)

  
 A1G (c)2000-2006 George J. Irwin
It's debatable whether these cars should really be in the refrigerator category, or in the box car group.
Second, three of the four cars in the 2220 group are supposed to represent refrigerator cars (the KO&G doesn't).
Note that minor paint flaws on these cars were common and should not be considered especially "collectible"; in fact, I'd rather have a "perfect" paint job.
www.irwinsjournal.com /a1g/a1g2220.htm   (683 words)

  
 Red Caboose Online - HO Scale Flat Cars
During World War I the United States Railroad Administration designed a number of cars including two box cars, hoppers, a gondola, tank car, refrigerator car, caboose, passenger cars and a flat car.
The box cars and a few of the other designs were built while other designs were set aside, the flat being one set aside.
The limited number of photographs available do show that the car (or cars very similar in design) were used by various roads into the 50's and 60's and later depending on the type of service.
www.red-caboose.com /cgi-bin/e_catalog/catalog.cgi?&page=new_product_pages/ho_flat.html&shop=redcaboose&language=eng   (221 words)

  
 Car Refrigerator from Waeco for Sale
This Car Refrigerator from Waeco is known as the Tropicool Classic TC-18.
Fill your Car or truck with all of your favorite cold foods and beverages in this refrigerator without worrying about defrosting or getting warm.
Click on this link to return to Car Refrigerator plus an index of links to many additional RV Refrigerators and Parts.
www.pplmotorhomes.com /parts/rv-refrigerators/car-refrigerator.htm   (430 words)

  
 Swift, Gustavus Franklin - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Swift, Gustavus Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He revolutionized the meatpacking industry by shipping east dressed beef instead of live steer, from 1877.
He later independently hired an engineer to invent a refrigerator car for summer shipments.
In 1885 he incorporated as Swift and Company and pioneered in the use of waste products to make glue, oleomargarine, soap, and fertilizer.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Swift,+Gustavus+Franklin   (198 words)

  
 Welcome to Adobe GoLive 5
Refrigerator car comes in an attractive paint scheme.
Locomotive and cars are in a special version.
Low side car is loaded with 2 automobile models made of metal.
www.eastsidetrains.com /Z-GaugePage.html   (505 words)

  
 D&RGW "Short" Refrigerator Car - Another FineScale Narrow Gauge Model from PBL - Scale: 3/16" = 1'0" - "Sn3". . .
Here's a model that just about anybody can use on his (or her) railroad The D&RGW "Short" Refrigerator Car, or "Reefer" as they were called by the railroad men.
Before the days of paved highways and efficient motor trucks, these refrigerator cars were about the only means of getting perishables to the towns along the railroad's right-of-way.
At one point in time these cars could be seen all over the line, and even on the R.G.S. Our model weighs in at 3.5 ounces, and comes complete with accurately scaled, easy-to-assemble, free rolling trucks moulded in an engineering plastic bearing the trade name "Celcon".
www.p-b-l.com /Rolling-Stock/R-9.html   (317 words)

  
 - The C.& S. Narrow Gauge Steel Underframe Refrigerator Cars - Page #1 -
C&S Refrigerator Cars exhibited all three types, but later photos show the type III cars to be the most frequently used.
Three of these cars were included in the big sale of freight cars to Victor Miller, the "receiver" of the Rio Grande Southern, in 1938.
One car, #2102, was later converted to an outfit car.
www.p-b-l.com /Rolling-Stock/R-52/R-52-1.html   (431 words)

  
 A Bio. of America: Industrial Supremacy - Transcript
In the absence of refrigeration technology to preserve the product in transit, meat had to be preserved by salting or smoking.
After he developed his refrigerator car, Swift, with Armour right behind him, built the most highly coordinated production and distribution network in the world.
Steel was the wonder material of the age: steel for rails, steam engines, trolley cars, steel for bridges, factories, and later, automobiles.
www.learner.org /biographyofamerica/prog14/transcript/page03.html   (962 words)

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