Re: Bulk Wine Shipments


I would bet on wine. When I was a switchman on the Santa Fe in Emporia Ks we had a lot of wine tank cars go through. I never saw a car with grape juice. IMHO it would be impossible to ship Grape juice in bulk with out contamination which would render it useless for any thing on the other end of the trip.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL

On Nov 19, 2006, at 9:35 AM, Russ Strodtz wrote:

I'll stand by grape juice shipped in tank cars. The wine tanks
were inside an express reefer carbody. The last I recall in
service were the Chateau Martin cars.

As to the origin my knowledge of the physical geography of
California is close to zero. All I saw was waybills. They did
not have maps included.

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From: Richard Hendrickson
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Sent: Thursday, 16 November, 2006 17:45
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Bulk Wine Shipments

On Nov 16, 2006, at 10:47 AM, Anthony Thompson wrote:

Russ Strodtz wrote:
In a similar vein I can recall that there was a winery at Canandaigua
NY that would get grape juice in bulk from the Napa Valley in
Are you sure it was juice? Many eastern "wineries" purchased
California wine for blending and/or repackaging.

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