Eggs in reefers

Allen Rueter

Yep, eggs were shipped by rail,
"...It was the Winona that helped make Mentone famous for its egg
production. Eggs were brought from farms to Mentone where they were loaded into
Winona refrigerator cars located on a siding track on South Morgan St.  The
Winona then interchanged the cars with the Wabash Railroad for the trip to New
York for distribution.  It is estimated that an average of eight to 10
cars, with a peak of 20 carloads of eggs were shipped each week."
Allen Rueter
StLouis MO

From: Peter Ness <>
Sent: Friday, September 2, 2011 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: FGE in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York


Commodities in the New Haven region (at least into the '50's); cranberries, fish, apples, pears, corn, tomatoes, berries (straw, rasp, blue and black in addition to cran) poultry...were eggs shipped by rail?

I'm getting hungry.

Peter Ness

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