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Here are a couple of photos showing watermelons inside stockcars.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Watermelons
Yes, watermelons in stockcars was very common. Typically laid in a bed of straw for cushioning. Attached are a few photos.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of George Courtney via Groups.Io
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?