Re: Livestock through Chicago
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Mark and all,
In 1950 the New York Central reported to the ICC 44,512 loads of livestock
handled. These number likely reflect the IHB numbers reported in the NYC as
they IHB numbers were not found separately. Although these numbers reflect
any load that generated a waybill thus an invoice it does show just how much
business the NYC handle and it was not all into the slaughter houses in
Indiana and Ohio. That is 856 loads of livestock every week. This is only half
what the UP reported.
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through
In a message dated 10/13/2015 5:47:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
a more east coast New York City perspective, the meat arrived in reefers as
whole sides of beef hanging on trolley hooks. The NYC meat cutters typically
had 3rd floor sidings, car floor concrete platforms with an elevator. The
platforms typically had roofs and trolley hook rail that extended from the
reefer door to the elevator. Various trolley rail switches were included as
it possible that the cattle that arrived in Chicago were slaughtered there,
rather than being reloaded for additional travel eastward?
not all cattle arrived in NY processed. Here in Albany NY we had a Tobins pork
slaughter house until about 1980. Those pigs arrived by truck and rail.
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