Re: Livestock through Chicago


Livestock sold at the Chicago Union Stockyards, and destined for eastern destinations, ie eastern slaughter houses, would most likely be loaded into cars owned by eastern roads. Either roads that served Chicago or roa ds that served the destination. IE a change in ownership typically meant a change in car.

Yet there is photographic evidence of significant numbers of western and mid-west cars  in PRR stock trains particularly FW-8.

Rich Orr

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