Re: Whiskey in a Boxcar
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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Yes, hence L&N's use of the same car (with one number changed), to boldly proclaim (laying it on thick here) it's prominence in shipping your post-prohibition products to the far corners of the continent.
I wonder if they just stuck new labels on the ends of empty crates?
One final thing: in the post-prohibition landscape, whiskey production exploded. I have a small group of menus from nightclubs pre- and post-war WW2, and they each display an astounding variety of whiskies long since gone. They also display a wide range of prices per drink, with bourbon up top, and ryes at the bottom. Bottoms up!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of BRIAN PAUL EHNI
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Did you notice that the contents of the car is different as well? 13979 is loaded with “Old Senator”, while 18979 Has “James Pepper”.
From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:10 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Whiskey in a Boxcar
These photos from that UK Archive have been discussed before and yes same car with "3" changed to "8."
Car is a XM-1 design with three lever brake system.