Re: Meat reefers
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Not necessarily lost or misdirected. Swift, for example, had hundreds of routes that it sent individual meat reefers up, as often as daily. They would go to a central distribution warehouse for larger towns, and might make stops at individual depots or team tracks for smaller towns, where grocers or butchers would pick up their orders. One car might serve an entire branch that way.
So, see? You now have dispensation to run meat reefers regularly on your Kansas branch line, prototypically.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Bill Keene via groups.io <bill41@...>
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The gift shop of the Kansas City Railroad Museum was housed in a Wilson meat reefer. It was my weekend “home” for several years. This part of my life has given me a fondness for meat reefers.
Unfortunately, I model a little known Santa Fe branch line that once operated in east central Kansas. Meat reefers on this 50 miles of track would have been a rare event. Most likely if one were to arrive on the line it most surely was a very lost or somehow mis-directed car.
That’s the beauty of modeling part of the Erie Main through Pennsylvania. I can get most of them <grin>.
Brian J. Carlson
On Apr 7, 2020, at 5:13 PM, Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote: