Re: Meat Packinghouse Operations Circa 1950


I assume Nanopdf stole this from the Santa Fe Society website, as I was the author. I would change a few things in that pdf, most notably the reference to frozen meat. It was not frozen, but kept very cold just above the freezing point.



J. Stephen Sandifer


From: [] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:22 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Meat Packinghouse Operations Circa 1950


This is a link to a very informative article by Steve Sandifer and Donald Lake. Other contributors were Keith Jordan, Mike Blaszak, Charles Schultz, Doug Harding, Clark Probst, Linda Sand, George Walls, and Kurt Stoebe.


The article covers railroad deliveries of beef to a packing house and the production of meat and by-products shipped out by rail. This includes ratios of various cars required, information useful for modeling purposes.


The article also includes a proposed operations plan for servicing a meat packinghouse in a model railroad setting.


Bob Chaparro


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