Re: Asparagus and Peaches in SC
Michael Mang <mnmang@...>
My 1950 ICC Revenue Freight Report for the DL&W showed that the DL&W alonetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
carried 1,240 tons of Peaches, fresh, not frozen in 103 carloads, or 12 tons
per car. No tons were originated on the DL&W, and 9 carloads terminated on
line. The rest were delivered to connecting roads.
It would be interesting to learn why one third of the US peach traffic
passed through the hands of the Lackawanna that year.
Incidentally, looking at other produce entries in the ICC report, it appears
that many of the agricultural commodities were carried in lots around 10-15
tons in size. Even allowing for full ice bunkers, that seems like a light