Cargo heaters

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Thu Jul 7 08:10:00 EDT 2016

I'm told that those were used in refrigerator cars during the winter to keep the fruits and vegetable from freezing in sub zero temperatures. I've had a Santa Fe one, a Wabash one and an unmarked one. I suspect they were no longer used after the end of the wooden car era, which in places, probably was early 1980s.

Ken Miller

On Jul 6, 2016, at 8:13 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

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> Subject:	Cargo heaters
> Date:	Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:36:51 -0500
> From:	Dian Krogull <rusty_badge at>
> I am in possession of a Norfolk and western cargo heater marked with brass plates and a plaque on top saying to return to agent in Kansas City Missouri . Can you tell me about these heaters. When were they used and when were they put out of commission . If need be I can send pics of it. Thank you
> Dian Krogull
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