Re: Post War Stock Cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Mark Rickert wrote:
That's why the invented the reefer. The packers could Slaughter the meat out west and just ship the valuable parts and no 28 hour rule to worry about. It seemed the IC stock car fleet dropped about as fast if not faster than the steam locomotive fleet as the loading switched off "on the hoof" to "on the hook".
Good summary, Mark, except this happened in the 1880s, led by Gustavus Swift and his colleagues.

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