Re: Red Owl warehouse
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Some good stuff Clark. Look forward to seeing the rest of the list. Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin had a fair number of canneries and creameries. All kinds of vegetables and dairy products requiring reefers and boxcars. Of course a grocery warehouse will also be receiving meat reefers from all the meat producers. A wide variety of cars going in and out.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:15 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Red Owl warehouse
Red Owl foods had grocery stores in Minnesota and some in surrounding states. They had a warehouse in Hopkins Minn. on the M&StL. I was given a seal book to transcribe from the middle on 1949 to Jan 1950. I have two canneries on my layout ad deliver reefers to them to ship out their canned goods. So far I've put three months worth of car loads into Excel. Out of curiosity I added up the canned goods cars so far. Canned goods are not all veggies, but this is what data I have. There are 12 reefers and 63 others, I'm assuming box cars, I haven't added ORER data yet. I guess I need to setout a few box cars once in awhile too?