Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

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Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

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A photo of 3 men loading strawberries into a refrigerated car and a photo of 2 men "icing" a refrigerated car, both courtesy of the Library of Congress. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Sour…

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Refrigerated Rail Car

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Refrigerated Rail Car

Some technology is so woven into our lives that we barely notice it. We go about our daily routines without giving it a thought, yet, were it not for these advancements, our routines would be very dif…

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Testing Insulation for Refrigerated Rail Cars

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Testing Insulation for Refrigerated Rail Cars

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Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit Download PDF Testing Insulation for Refrigerated Rail Cars Prompt for the students: Joel Tiffany has just hired your team to engineer his first Tiffany Refri…

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Tropicana Juice Train

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Tropicana Juice Train

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Tropicana refrigerated boxcar in the collection of the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. Attribution: Harvey Henkelman Visit Source Download PDF…

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The Car Builder’s Dictionary, 1906 edition

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The Car Builder’s Dictionary, 1906 edition

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An illustrated vocabulary of terms which designate American railroad cars, their parts, attachments, and details of construction with definitions and illustrations of typical British practice in car c…

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“Icing” A  Refrigerator Car

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“Icing” A Refrigerator Car

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At left, a line of workmen move rectangular blocks of ice along an elevated platform, the foremost man with a set of plier-like ice-hooks. To the right, the roof of freight cars can be seen, connecte…

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Loading a Refrigerator Car

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Loading a Refrigerator Car

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Men unload baskets of spinach from a farm truck and load them into a refrigerator car. Visit Source Download PDF…

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Manufacturing Rail Cars

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Manufacturing Rail Cars

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Merchants Despatch Transportation Company (MTD) built and leased refrigerator freight cars. MTD, referred to as “the Carshops,” operated a manufacturing plant in Despatch, New York. The first rail…

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Pacific Fruit Express

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Pacific Fruit Express

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Man loading vegetables into a refrigerated rail car in Lake County, Florida. Visit Source Download PDF…

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Joel Tiffany Refrigerated Rail Cars

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Joel Tiffany Refrigerated Rail Cars

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US patent for Joel Tiffany's refrigerated rail car design. Also included is an advertisement for Tiffany's rail car company in the Railroad Gazette, dated 13 April, 1877. Visit Source 1 Visit So…

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