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 move.as 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.