Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society
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"Ice reefers" were railroad cars designed to be cooled with ice during the summer to prevent potatoes from spoiling during the summer shipping season.
Icing stations were located in Houlton, Presque Isle and Caribou.
During the winter, special stoves heated the cars to protect produce from freezing. In this picture an ice reefer's load of bags of potatoes was unloaded at an unidentified location.
About This Item
- Title: Unloading potatoes, ca. 1959
- Creator: Sprague, Richard W.
- Creation Date: circa 1959
- Subject Date: circa 1959
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 20 cm
- Collection: Richard Sprague
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Agricultural machinery & implements
- Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company--Equipment and supplies
- Railroad refrigerator cars
For more information about this item, contact:Oakfield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763
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