Industrial Refrigeration Volume 28-29

Industrial Refrigeration Volume 28-29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...refrigerating charges were $22.50 per car. Mr. H. P. Ober, of the Northern Pacific railway, who is in charge of the perishable freight shipments of that road, testified that his road carried fresh fruit, peaches, plums, apples, etc., in refrigerator cars from points in Washington and Oregon to St. Paul, Minn., delivering the cars at the latter point with the bunkers two-thirds to threefourths full of ice, and charged a flat rate of $25.00 per car for refrigeration. This rate he said covered the actual cost for the initial icing and the re-icings necessary on the long haul, and left a small margin of profit, enough to pay for maintenance of the icing plants, but probably not enough to provide interest on the money invested in said plants. In reply to questions he thought $20.00 would cover the actual cost of icing, the average run being six and a half days. The company, he said, maintained icing stations at St. Paul, Fargo, Glendive, Helena, Missoula, Billings, Spokane and Pasco. At St. Paul they housed their own ice, where it cost them 600 per ton to put it in the house and 35e per ton to put it into the car bunkers, or $1.10 put into the car; at Fargo, it cost them '75c per ton more; at Glendive, the same as at St. Paul; at Helena, Mont., it cost $1.25 per ton, put into the car bunkers; at Billings the same; at Missoula, where they harvested their own ice under most favorable conditions, $1.00; at Spokane, $1.50, and at Pasco, Wash., $1.75. Mr. Ober held that the initial icing, for which about five tons of ice was necessary, is the largest item of expense, because owing to the heat in the fruit placed in the car, the ice was rapidly melted and re-icing was necessary, often within twenty-four hours. Four or more re-icings were...
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  • Paperback | 734 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,288g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913027
  • 9781236913029