Re: Perishable LCL?


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Lindsay Smith wrote:
The photos show sides hanging from overhead racks.
Yes, in true "meat cars" there was a grid of overhead rails from which meat hooks could hold sides or quarters of animals.
But the "peddler" or "route" car was typically not carrying meat of that kind, but cuts of meat and packaged meat, such as sausages. Note in the car list that Clark Propst provided, that very few of the reporting marks are for true "meat cars," but are general-service reefers. These were NOT equipped for sides of meat.

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