Wood sheathed ice bunker reefers

BoxcabE50 May 2, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When were the last ones used? Does anyone know a specific year?
     
  2. oregon trunk

    oregon trunk TrainBoard Member

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    Found some used in 1969
     
  3. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    1969 is about right. I recall when URTX scrapped, donated or otherwise disposed of their fleet they still had wood sheathed cars available in the early 70s.

    Thanks to the railroad museum movement many of these cars were saved for cheap and portable storage often donated by one of the leasing companies.

    Randy
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks guys. All that I could recall is a few faded mental pictures, past about the mid-1960's.
     
  5. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    I've come across a few pictures online of old wood reefers right around 1967-70 mark. Most were in company dedicated ice service.
     
  6. J911

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    Some small lines mid 1970's from my area in Southern California it was late 60's but nothing past 72' it seems from the photos ive seen.
     

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