Re: Banana Train Movements - East vs West

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>

I don't know if any IC banana shipments ever went to the West Coast, but it
seems unlikely to me. There is a photo in volume 3 of Lloyd Stagner's "Santa
Fe in Color" series showing an IC reefer in an eastbound Santa Fe train
climbing Cajon Pass. I've assumed it got there because of a WWII order (that
wasn't rescinded until 1947!) requiring railroad terminals in the Midwest to
send empty RS-type reefers to California for loading.

Happy holidays,


Andy Sperandeo
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