Re: Shipping Cotton Bales In A Reefer


the attached link says it would fit; don't know if that is the same standards used at the time of the photo.

Roger Hinman

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From: Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...>
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Sent: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 11:44 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Shipping Cotton Bales In A Reefer

Here are two photos from the Library of Congress. The first photo implies that the cotton bales will be loaded into the refrigerator car behind the bales. The door opening for this car is about four feet wide. Is/was the typical cotton bale less that four feet across or perhaps these bales were to be loaded in the boxcar shown in the second photo?
Caption: "Cotton bales to be shipped in freight cars, Knowlton Plantation, Perthshire, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, c 1939"
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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