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Bob Bufkin

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Mystery PRR express reefer.
« on: September 21, 2016, 10:07:05 PM »
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This showed up in Facebook.  Never seen one painted like this.  Any thoughts.


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Re: Mystery PRR express reefer.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 10:56:59 AM »
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Looks like it is in company service - probably not white, but light gray, the MoW color before changing over to yellow in the '50s.  Compare to the white car to the right of it for the (slight) contrast.  The 49xxxx number is also a giveaway; that series was reserved for MoW or other company cars.  I can't read the stencil next to the car number, but it may indicate the type of service the car had been reassigned to.


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Re: Mystery PRR express reefer.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 01:35:43 PM »
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Consensus of discussion on site was car carried blocks of ice for passenger car or reefer cooling.

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Re: Mystery PRR express reefer.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 01:35:54 PM »
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I can't read the stencil next to the car number, but it may indicate the type of service the car had been reassigned to.

Dollars to donuts, it's "Ice Service".  And based off an Atlas special run the next words would be -

  ICE SERVICE
     between

   someplace
        and
some other place


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Re: Mystery PRR express reefer.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 08:11:51 AM »
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Suggested to me by another that car was in ice service for heavyweight Pullman AC and for food chilling in diners and tavern cars.