Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

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Explore a MDT refrigerator railcar at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and become aware of the importance of this technological innovation. Witness how the refrigerator railcar provi…

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Days of Despatch

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Days of Despatch

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Travel back in time to Despatch, NY, currently known as East Rochester, NY, and discover how the refrigerator railcar aided in the development and growth of an entire village. When Merchants Despat…

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The Electric Elevator

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The Electric Elevator

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Article that highlights the history and development of the electric elevator. Visit Source Download PDF…

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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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