Re: Apparently, Boston & Maine boxcars made it to Florida
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Back in the day New England was a hotbed of manufacturing and textile mills. Think Stanley tools for example. These items were shipped all over the country. And they were shipped in boxcars, most likely New England road boxcars.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Apparently, Boston & Maine boxcars made it to Florida
Quite true. But to stimulate RJ's imagination, a couple of possibilities are specialty mechanical equipment of some kind, made only by a manufacturer in New England, or specialty paper made only in a New England paper mill.
Lincoln City, OR
A B&M boxcar in Seattle or LA doesn’t mean the contents were from an industry on the B&M.
Boxcars were quite free roaming as has been discussed on the list for years.
Brian J. Carlson