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Hi Doug and List Members,
Thanks Doug for the great images, they seem to span
quite a number of decades between them all!
One image (attached) has reporting marks that seem
to terminate in M&S, but I bet there are more initials on the left
end the reporting mark that the photographer cut off - making the reporting
marks possibly have the format xxM&S or xxxM&S.
I am wondering if it is Fort Dodge Des Moines &
Southern, which would make the reporting marks FtDDM&S... anyone have any thoughts with regard to whose stock car we are
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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC]
watermelons in stockcars was very common. Typically laid in a bed of straw for
cushioning. Attached are a few photos.
[mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of George Courtney via
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:37 PM
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