John Barry wrote:
As long as the same animals are using the car.
Shippers did not want their stock contaminated by soiled bedding from another stock owner. According to a clinc that Steve Sandifer presented at teh ATSFRRH&MS convention this summer, it was typical for cars to wait and reload their stock to mimimize the labor and materials used for a given shipment.
I missed this post, but am curious what contamination(s) you are referring to?
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