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Prototype Photos of Heinz Refrigerator Cars

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Prototype Photos of Heinz Refrigerator Cars
Posted by danmerkel on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:39 PM

Does anyone know of a good (preferably online) source of prototype photos of old wooden Heinz refrigerator cars?  I seem to remember reading soomewhere of a book that covered them but can't remember the title.  I thought it had something to do with great white fleet but a search of that only turns up info on the turn of the century white US naval fleet.

Thanks.

dlm

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:14 PM

There is a book called The Great Yellow Fleet and it is written by John H. White . There is one photo and one drawing of a Heinz refrigerator car in that book.

[edit] If you go to the Brass Trains site there is a photo of the page with the Heinz car showing:

https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/085800/Railroad-Book-The-Great-Yellow-Fleet-A-History-of-American-Railroad-Refrigerator-Cars-John-H-White-186-Pages

 

I found these at the Historic Pittsburgh site:

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt:MSP57.B009.I04/from_search/-81

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A20170417-hpichswp-0024/from_search/-74

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A20170417-hpichswp-0034/from_search/-214

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt:20170417-hpichswp-0025/from_search/-23 

And, why not a look at Pickle Car 103?

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A20170417-hpichswp-0075/from_search/-285

 

Hope that helps. 

I often visit the Barriger Library at Flickr and I just went through 44 pages of cars from AC&F but didn't see any Heinz cars. If I come across others I'll update my reply.

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by OT Dean on Monday, January 21, 2019 1:03 AM

danmerkel

Does anyone know of a good (preferably online) source of prototype photos of old wooden Heinz refrigerator cars?  I seem to remember reading soomewhere of a book that covered them but can't remember the title.  I thought it had something to do with great white fleet but a search of that only turns up info on the turn of the century white US naval fleet.

Thanks.

dlm

 

May I suggest the Clover House (Post Office Box 215, Veradale, WA, 99037-0215) dry transfer catalog?  They have an incredible collection of transfers, often in several scales, lots of unusual stuff you won't find elsewhere--such as 11 sets for Heinz old time cars!  I have a file box full of pre WWI beauties.  Anyone looking for something unusual--and authentic (they're scaled from photos and include car side sizes and body color)--should have their catalog on file!

Deano

 

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