Joe Collias Photo, Stockton, CA 1950

From the Sunshine Models Prototype Data Sheet for the ART Wood Reefer kits:

"Wood sheathed cars were dominant on the ART until the downturn in the reefer business. They made up 73% of the fleet in 1948, a total of 8,520 cars. In 1961 they still represented 43% of the fleet, some 3,486 cars. The ART wood cars, though varying in minor details, were largely alike in dimensions and capacity - 41'1" or 41'9" in length, inside height of 7'2", 76,000 pound capacity and just under 2,000 cubic feet. The car was a simple adaptation of the popular USRA refrigerator design. They were built in the mid-to-late 1920's by ACF, Mt. Vernon and General American."

Inside Length Series Start Series End
41'1" 15000 15999
41'1" 16000 16999
41'9" 17000 19999
41'9" 20000 20999
41'9" 21000 21999
41'9" 22000 22140
41'9" 22141 22818

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