Re: A few reefers unloading produce in Chicago

anthony wagner

Ah, Wood St yard. Worked many a shift there as a yard clerk in the early 70s. The yard handled almost entirely potatos and onions. The brokers would slice open a random bag of produce and then cut one of the potatos or onions to determine if they were OK and drop the now unsaleable bag on the driveway. Needless to say, no one who worked there had to but potatos or onions with other groceries on shopping day, LOL. Even in 1970-71 ice bunker reefers were used, but as ventilator cars, since neither type of produce required refrigeration. Tony Wagner

On Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10:47:54 AM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Not as good a photo, but this is C&NW's Wood Street yard in the 1920s.

On 7/31/2022 6:46 AM, Robert G P wrote:
Yes, really enjoyed this. Anyone who has any - post em! 

On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 5:34 AM Philip Dove <philipdove22@...> wrote:

As the others say a really interesting photo, can anyone deduce the year from liveries and truck types, please.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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