Re: Wanting to model accurate watermelon loads
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Don Hand <donlhand@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Wanting to model accurate watermelon loads
Group - One good reference is the article, Moving Melons by Rail, by David Steer, Railroad Model Craftsman, Jan. 2014. More about the cars is in Ventilated Box Car, by Robert L. Hundman, Mainline Modeler, Apr. 2006.
I live in Hempstead, Texas, which was the watermelon shipping capital of the U.S., prior to 194O. Although, surviving photos show watermelons being shipped primarily in T&NO stock cars.