Re: Bananas to the Indianapolis/ Minnesota


     From the Minnesota end, I also found what Howard stated to be true. The line beyond Dubuque that the banana traffic traveled on was the Milwaukee Road.  From research years ago, the Northern Pacific tried to see if they could get their hands on some of this traffic north beyond the Twin Cities. To much dismay, they found the Milwaukee pretty much had a lock on this traffic and only gave away what they had to.

    And from the paperwork found it appeared the banana reefers moving north to the Twin Cities went via Austin, MN which would have been the reverse route of the meat traffic heading  south/east out of Austin destined to the IC.

     Keeping all the reefers together be they meat reefers heading one way or produce reefers the others makes much sense.                                                                                              Jim Dick - St Paul, MN

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