|Title||Men painting completed refrigerator cars at the PACCAR factory, August 1941 |
|Caption||Pacific Car and Foundry (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. Between 1920 and 1939, the firm's sales of railroad cars dropped from 88% of its business to only 4%. This changed in 1941 when the Pacific Fruit Express Company ordered 1, 000 refrigerated freight cars from Pacific Car. In August 1941, the mile-long assembly line turned out a finished car every 40 minutes.|
In this August 1941 photo, taken at the Pacific Car and Foundry railroad car plant, workmen paint the refrigerated cars ordered by Pacific Fruit Express.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
The signage painted on the side of the cars reads: Pacific Fruit Express, Southern Pacific Lines, Ventilated Refrigerator.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 22, 1941.
|Subjects||Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.); Pacific Fruit Express Co.; Railroad refrigerator cars--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6756.4 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |