Re: Photo: Watermelons In Livestock Car (Undated)

Tim O'Connor

I think lye (caustic soda) was often used as a disinfectant to clean them which resulted in white stains
on the lower parts of some cars.

Tim O'Connor

On 5/25/2022 9:48 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Bill Parks wrote:

I assume the stock cars got a good cleaning/disinfecting before loading the watermelons

Yep, after every trip with cattle.

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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