Re: Watermelons

Douglas Harding

Yes, watermelons in stockcars was very common. Typically laid in a bed of straw for cushioning. Attached are a few photos.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of George Courtney via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Watermelons


On another list a modelers was discussing modeling the ACL watermelon car.  He says he was from Texas and mentioned a town that he says was the watermelon shipping capital during the 1940's.  He then said most the photos he had showed the watermelons being shipped in stockcars.  Hmm.  A stockcar amongst the reefers at a Produce dealer?

George Courtney

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