Garth if you
read the history of Poultry cars at http://www.hoosiervalley.org/history/turkeys-and-trains/
learn that by 1950 only 15 poultry cars existed and
the last shipment of poultry by rail was in 1956. No
doubt it took the AAR a while to update their
listings. After all the AAR was a committee and you
know how quickly committees work. And I am sure you
know ORER listings are only as good as what was
provided by car owners, and some citations are known
to be well out of date.
also covers the consolidations of the various Poultry
transit companies into North American Car Co. by 1930.
In 1944 North American sold their poultry cars to
Poultry Transit Co.
Seems to me a
few years ago someone did a clinic on Poultry Cars at
Naperville. Unfortunately I did not get to see it,
just saw it listed on the schedule.