B&O York air conditioning systems

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B&O York air conditioning systems
Posted by nor-rail on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:28 PM

Does anyone have drawings or photos they could pass on to me of the York A/C system equipment used on B&O heavyweight cars?  I have some Branchline Train cars for B&O, but BLT didn't mention York equipment in their drawings of underframe options.  Thanx--nor-rail.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:43 AM

The heavyweight B&O coaches I remember used ice air-conditioning.   Maybe this was replaced.

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:45 AM

daveklepper

The heavyweight B&O coaches I remember used ice air-conditioning.   Maybe this was replaced.

I was searching for information on this system without much luck, and came across this thread. The York Ice Machine Company equipment that the B&O started to install in the 1930's was a mechanical cooling unit powered by a gasoline engine, with the coolant then sent through ceiling coils. 

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