Do I recall correctly that the Illinois Central ran banana traffic to Indianapolis (an entire train?) ?
Also, if routed to the Midwest from the South, what kind of icing treatment and what refrigerator cars in the early 1950s? I wouldn't think that bananas would not need to be chilled as much as other perishable traffic.
Would most of the banana traffic to the huge Detroit Produce terminal come form East Coast ports from the IC via Chicago?
Victor A. Baird