Wine cars where did they go?

Bruce R. Brantner, Sr. <brantner@...>

I have been following the thread(?) on wooden tank cars. I think it
started out as vinegar cars? I scratch built (two years ago) two of the
vinegar cars per the MR article in the 60's. It was reprinted in their
book called freight cars for a dollar or something like that.

Anyway, what did happen to the wood tank cars? Where they outlawed from
interchange service? Or was it a simple case of being made obsolete by

As far as Virginia Dare wine rates; it is one step up from Ripple. Ripple
being a mainstay of skid row. At least the skid row in "The City", that is
Chicago of course.

Also Mogan David wines in Chicago, during the 1940's-1960's received tank
cars of a concentrate mixture from wineries in California. This mixture,
which was a thick syrupy substance, had a high alcohol content. I had
heard of it being refered to as a mixing brandy. It was used to enhance
the Mogen David wines in alcohol content as well as flavor. The Mogan
David wines were noted for their consistency in taste and alcohol content.

Bruce R. Brantner, Sr
Coyote Trails

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