Re: Banana Movements - WW II Orders

switchengines <jrs060@...>

Andy Sperandeo wrote: "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order (that wasn't rescinded until 1947!)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."
I think that this WW II order, the order allowing railroads to use
any owners refrigerator cars was not removed until the early months
of 1948. Perhaps Guy Wilber could help us with this information, as
it is of inportance to us who model the mid to late 1940's.
Cordially, Jerry Stewart
Chicago, Ill.

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