Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952
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I admit to being a bit smartass about my reply, but I do know that the reach of the milk business for consumption in NYC was very, very extensive. Port Allegany and Eldred are admittedly a stretch, but maybe at times a source, or the “milk stations over there closer to that town” could be the origin of milk to be shipped east.
Also, not EVERY car of milk went to NYC. I know (but cannot give you documentation now) that some milk traffic went to Phila, Penna., and some in New Jersey.
I do find that https://www.dairyfoods.com/directories/7376-dairy-plants-usa shows there are, today, 42 milk plants in Penna, and suggest that a look through the 43 plants’ locations may well suggest a location that would have been in business in the era of the photo that started all this.
https://extension.psu.edu/pennsylvania-dairy-plant-and-raw-milk-directory which would not come up the first three times I tried it, might also provide some more insight.
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952
Yes, Schuyler, there are cows in Penna. but not many in that neighborhood.
There may have been shipping sources further west and north in McKean and Potter Counties but I have never heard of it producing large bulk shipments. Port Allegany and Eldred on the Buffalo Line are possibilities but any traffic coming to Renovo via the old P&E from Erie seems very unlikely although there were milk stations over there closer to that town. Did any ship that far away to the east??? Good question to pursue if interested.
Mike Schleigh in Grove City also found in Penna.
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:10:32 AM EDT, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:
That's pretty likely. There ARE cows in Penna., you know.