Thank you, everyone for contributing, to every ones knowledge of what we seem to, commonly call "The woodsided reefer". We are now starting to learn more about when, why, and how they were used in the rail transportation industry.
The first start, was when the so called "Bill Board Cars" were banned, and why. Now we can creep into when the cars with wood under frames, and truss rods were banned in interchange service, then, when Arch bar trucks were banned.
These further subjects do help people who might care, find what equipment might be found in a train, behind what type/model of locomotive, at a certain time in history.
To prevent anyone from getting the idea that anyone taking part in this thread, is trying to tell anyone what they can or cannot run in their trains......that is not in any way the idea of this discussion. RUN WHAT YOU WANT, as long as you are having fun.
Now.....if someone cares to look up the dates; when were wooden under frames/truss rod equipped cars banned in interchange service ?
....then, when were arch bar trucks banned ?
This information can help, for those that care, to choose what locomotives might be found in a train, and what modern equipment might be mixed in with the old wood sided cars. This includes cars other than reefers too.
It is very seldom if ever, today, that you will find a wood sided car in interchange service. Cars with truss rods, usually indicate wood under frames, won't be found in today's modern freight trains. Arch bar trucks are banned too.