Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spuds Being Shipped In Bulk

From the "Quincy Valley Post-Register."

March 10, 1977

The car is an ACF Conditionaire. It is an insulated and refrigerated hopper car. Here is a better image of one of these cars.

The car was a specially modified standard hopper car which was blanketed with a layer of insulation, equipped with roof hatches for loading, and had centerflow openings along the bottom for fast discharge. A mechanical refrigeration unit was installed with sheet metal ducting forcing cool air into the cargo compartments.

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