Re: CN Stock Cars in the USA


Wasn't it possible to get an extension? A "36 hour release"? In any case that was a long trip. FHP (FHPeacock)

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From: timboconnor@...
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:09:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CN Stock Cars in the USA

Many more stops. The fastest Santa Fe freight in that era took

over 4 days (107 hours) to travel from California to Chicago.

Livestock required rest and feed every 28 hours.

Tim O'Connor

Interesting... That is a LONG trip and would have required at least on
rest stop on a foreign road.
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
FRANK PEACOCK <frank3112@...> 12/29/11 10:42 AM >>>
Group, Of course CN stock cars got down to the USA! Or at least one
did: CN 171510, loaded at Guelph, Ont. with lambs to Dixon. Cal. (near
Sacramento). This was on Nov. 24, 1947 on the LA (Los Angeles Special).
The UP must have handed the car off to the SP to get it to Dixon. This
is the only example that I have of a Canadian stock car on the UP in
1947-48. FHP (Frank H. Peacock)

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