Re: Bananas to the Indianapolis/ Minnesota


The IC did interchange bananas, over the years, with the CB&Q at East Dubuque for

the Twin Cities and beyond.  A track along side the northbound Q main called the

banana track was used for this it was handy for the IC to set-out on and the

Q to pick up from. 

In the early 1960's, I was the head brakeman on train #73 out of Chicago which included

17 cars of bananas right behind the engines for the CBQ at East Dubuque.  Our crew got off

at Freeport, and a Waterloo crew took over and delivered the cars on their way home.

Chet French

Dixon, IL

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