Re: Crew gratuities


Jeff Coleman
 

The Kolher brewery in Erie, Pa was serviced by the NKP and later the
N&W, the crew that work them got a few cold ones off the line up
until they closed in 1978. It was a nice treat on those hot Summer
days.
Jeff Coleman

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Dennis Storzek" <destorzek@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@> wrote:

Crews switching produce sheds routinely loaded up on
whatever
the
commodity was, with the blessing of the shipper, of course. The
same
went for some other shippers with appropriate products to offer.
Then
switching a beer or liquor warehouse was special!
I knew a guy who worked as a brakeman on the Milwaukee Road's "Beer
Line" job during the sixties, when there were still three breweries
on
it. The crew expected a case of beer from each brewery every week…
for
each man.

Dennis

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