Re: Wine car ops


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Sep 21, 2005, at 12:31 PM, Andreas Kühnpast wrote:

....Would wine have been sent in barrels in reefers or would it have
been transported in tank cars?
Both, depending on what the consignee wanted. Relatively small lots of
several different wines would have gone in barrels in refrigerator cars
(which weren't iced, or at least weren't iced much, since the objective
was to maintain a constant "cellar temperature" around ±60° F). Even
the separate compartments in a six compartment wine tank car held more
than 1,000 gals. each, and that's a LOT of wine. Relatively few
consignees were in a position to have bulk wine shipped in such large
quantities.

Richard Hendrickson

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