40’ double-sheathed wood reefers with vertical brake wheel are
brown with green or yellow sides and run on Bettendorf trucks.
The Northern Refrigerator Car Company was founded by the Cudahy
brothers in Milwaukee, WI. In 1928 the company was purchased by
Merchants Despatch Transportation Company, but retained the NRCC
reporting mark on all 3,700 reefers. Refrigerator cars like this
were used to transport bananas from the deep south to more northern