Billboard Refrigerator Cars
The practice of painting advertisements on the freight cars of shippers and car owners dates well back into the 19th century. But in the 1920s, leasing companies realized they could contract with shippers to pass back usage payments beyond some agreed minimum. This led to an explosion of car leasing and, as this book amply demonstrates, a corresponding explosion of billboard decoration of refrigerator cars. Railroad objections, especially to the usage payment rebates, led to hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, which, taking effect in 1937, banned most of the leasing practices which had generated the car leasing bonanza. After World War II, a restrained billboard style made a modest comeback. Car-side advertising was only a detail of that ICC decision. But because it was the basis for a remarkable diversity of refrigerator car paint schemes in the era, the photographs of these cars have long held an interest for historians, railfans, and model railroaders Thoroughly documented here are hundreds of these paint schemes, together with details of the leasing companies and car builders associated with the individual cars. More than 440 photographs, most previously unpublished, enrich this book. Even a modest amount of color information was available and is included. The...
- ASIN: 1930013221
1943"San Bernardino, California. Worker removing an air duct from a Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad refrigerator car at the precooling
1943 Photo San Bernardino, California. Worker removing an air duct from a Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad refrigerator car at the precooling plant Location: California, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County
- Brand: Historic Photos
- ASIN: B018E3OO5Q
- UPC: 785279356187
Whittle Shortline Railroad - Manufacturer FGE Refrigerator Train
Whittle Shortline's SF Red Hi-cube Box Car
- Brand: Whittle Shortline Railroad - Manufacturer
- ASIN: B07PDP584G
- UPC: 647409292577
VINTAGE POSTCARD COLORADO RAILROAD COORS GOLDEN BEER REFRIGERATOR CAR
VINTAGE POSTCARD COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM COORS GOLDEN BEER REFRIGERATOR CARPLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS I WILL BE HAPPY TO COMBINEExported By ExportYourStore
- Brand: Unknown
- ASIN: B07C7KVX9Y
Alaska Railroad Sticker | 6 Sizes Wall Art Pop Vinyl | Alaska Railroad Patch on Car.
Alaska Railroad Helmets Banner choose size from drop down menu above (price will adjust) printed vinyl sticker for outdoor/indoor use easily applies to most hard surfaces copyright protected, where applicable Application Vinyl Decal application is very simple and quick. Rub well, then slowly remove decal and overlay tape from backing paper. Work Alaska Railroad JDM art onto surface with a squeegee removing all air bubbles as you go , slow. Always work right to left or left to right, do not place whole decal on surface at the same time. With a little patience decal will apply easily with little to no air bubbles (use a needle to remove) Alaska Railroad Patch for wall.
- Brand: Kramer sticker's shop
- ASIN: B07J9PL7XS
- UPC: 691029436194
Graphics and More Railroad Crossing Traffic Sign Train Automotive Car Refrigerator Locker Vinyl
Decorate any magnetic surface with this awesome magnet from Graphics & More. This strong, full-sheet, flexible, vinyl magnet is great for indoor and outdoor use. Affixes to most cars, refrigerators, dishwashers, filing cabinets, lockers, w
- Brand: Graphics and More
- ASIN: B01J2LJ80A
The Great Yellow Fleet: A History of American Railroad Refrigerator
Fascinating and well-written story of the railroad refrigerator car, beginning with the ventilated fruit car, the ice car, and the mechanical reefer and tracing the history of the railroad transportation of perishables up to the present mechanical trailers handled by piggyback. Includes extensive discussion of the four largest car lines, Merchants Despatch Transportation Co., Fruit Growers Express, Pacific Fruit Express (run by SP/UP/WP), and Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch, as well as a discussion of why private fleets developed and why railroads eventually entered the field. Provides detailed coverage of unique cars such as narrow gauge reefers, beer and wine cars, specialized cars, and the actual mechanical aspects of the cars: the trucks, the roof ice bunker, how the ice was manufactured, stored and loaded, how the cars were re-iced during transit, experiments with ammonia and silica gel to replace ice, and the development of the diesel powered mechanical reefer. Reefers profoundly changed the eating habits of the nation by allowing the crops of the south and west in the US to reach northern and eastern markets and their story is told here in fascinating detail by one of the great names in railroad history. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With bibliography....
- Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
- ASIN: 0870950916
1979 Panarizon, Story Of America, 40.19 The Refrigerated Railroad
1979 Panarizon, Story Of America, #40.19 The Refrigerated Railroad Car
- ASIN: B07BV2GVT2
Freight Train Book for Kids With Railroad
Written and published by Kathy Ward, "Freight Train Book for Kids With Railroad Signals is a nonfiction book for children.This book is written so a nine year old could read it and a five year old could understand it, if it was read to them.This picture book for children has pictures of trains and a small block of text that makes it easy for young readers to learn all about freight trains.Trains have been used to carry people as well as move freight around the country since the late 1800's. Railway transport is still true today. Did you know that train companies, such as, Union Pacific Railroad, have car carrier trains for auto transport of newly made cars from General Motors and Ford Motor Co.?Does the town you live in have a railroad crossing? If so, which railroad crossing sign is used? Look inside and discover the different types of freight train cars, what they carry and the railroad signals used to keep the trains moving safely.
- ASIN: B00EXBM1IG
Kansas City Southern car Decal | 5 Sizes Window Railroad Sticker Poster | Kansas City Southern pop Vinyl
" Kansas City Southern patch This is for one machine cut decal with full color made from professional grade vinyl 5-7 years durability on outside application The decal has an adhesive backing and is made to stick to the outside of a vehicle... This Kansas City Southern Sticker works great for vehicles, bikes, helmets, skateboards, banners,glass, and metal surfaces...... It may also be applied to finished wood surfaces( works great on beanbag games) Easy to apply,durable, washable, weather proof. COLOR: ALL 5 SIZES wide Almost all Kansas City Southern banner can be customized to fit your needs, so just let me know what size you're looking for."
- Brand: Kramer sticker's shop
- ASIN: B07JCYX7TK
- UPC: 691029441198