Re: Meat Reefers - Backhaul Freight
Hi Tim--Beer was a primary cargo, not a backhaul. In the 1950's, and before, beer was shipped all over the country from brewers' single sited breweries. Anheuser Busch shipped Bud from St. Louis to everywhere in SLRX bunkerless insulated boxcars. Sunshine had a model of one. Tichy has decals which I assume were obtained from Jerry Glow. Likewise Schlitz was shipped all over the country from Milwaukee in DSDX wood and steel bunkerless cars. Tichy has these decals, too.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
For Schlitz, kegs were shipped cooled and iced with no icing along the way. Bottles were shipped without ice. Empty kegs and bottles were backhauled in the same cars to Milwaukee. I assume A-B did similar.
Yes, in case you are wondering, a photo exists of a SLRX car, presumably carrying Bud, on Milwaukee's Beer Line.
Manufacturers are missing an opportunity with these cars. Only a few modelers would need more, but everybody modeling the transition era could haveï¿½ one car each from DSDX and SLRX.
On 01/19/2018 08:48 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] wrote: