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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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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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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William Davis Patent

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William Davis Patent

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US Patent detailing William Davis' design for a Refrigerated Rail Car. Visit Source Download PDF…

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J.B. Sutherland’s Patent

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J.B. Sutherland’s Patent

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US Patent detailing J.B. Sutherland's design for a Refrigerated Rail Car. Visit Source Download PDF…

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