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No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:55:21 AM »
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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 12:53:02 PM »
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They're foobs. The manufacturer just painted them CNW to cover the cost of the molds  :trollface:

Old equipment is not my thing, but they also have express trucks on them. Wonder if they've been re-purposed? Seems it'd be tough to ice them from the inside.
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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 01:24:26 PM »
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Bunkerless. Would be an RB type.

Early version of the insulated boxcar; protects from extreme temperatures but doesn't require icing to keep refrigerated.

Those modern RBL insulated boxcars would be an evolution of this.

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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 03:39:55 PM »
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Maybe they hauled cordite for battleships , and this type of car , roof , and doors kept it drier and less obvious to spying eyes .

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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 04:33:49 PM »
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I would think they would haul 'traditional commodities" handled  by RBs, ie things that need to be protected from hot or cold. Canned and glass goods, beer (other than unpasteurized draft beer), some types of produce, etc. Or things that need extra protection, like bagged flour, I don't have a equipment register from the 1940s but I bet there are a bunch of RB-like cars in there (not sure if that was the designation back then).

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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 08:49:42 AM »
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Richie-

You'll probably recognize the more modern version: http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/djs_ank_ak/BeerRailcars/DSDX_2023-1.jpg

These were simply insulated cars for commodities that needed the protection. 
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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 11:22:50 PM »
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Jan 1953 ORER   

CNW 15300 to 15698  even numbers   AAR Class XI - hauled company and commercial ice in summer, wet pulp in winter -  refrigerator type doors, no ice boxes, floor racks or hatch covers  Total 36 cars in series. CNW 15001 to 16701 odd numbers were class SC  Stock Cars

Jul 1950 ORER  CNW 15300 to 15698 even numbers Class XI   Total 101 cars
Jan 1940 ORER CNW 155001 to 15798 even numbers Class RB for wet pulp service. Total 9 cars in series.   Odd numbers starting with 15501 were stock cars



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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 03:51:07 AM »
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So what's the cars just behind them, the cars that seem to have a white "X" on the doors? Let me rephrase that, why did CNW put an "X" on the doors of  those cars?

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Re: No rib roof hatchless reefers ?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 07:32:41 AM »
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I found the same photo in a Google image search.  When I opened linked web page to my great surprise, I found this. information
From  http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/aff/14/aft/114699/afv/topic/Default.aspx

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In the third photo, on the next track from the CNW cars, you will notice that three of the cars have white X's on them. That is to signify that the cars are loaded with munitions. That was done during WWII to keep the rail crews informed of the load. Jake

 
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