Re: 1940s tank car questions

Randy Hammill

In New Britain, CT, the Armour and Swift local plants were in adjacent

But that's not what I found most interesting. In the 2 or so mile
section of mainline that has the largest number of industries served
there are at least 8 fuel companies. Most of them are coal & wood, but
a couple are oil. And those aren't the only ones in town either.

Randy Hammill

--- In STMFC@..., "Kurt Laughlin" <fleeta@...> wrote:

You can add to the example list Beaver Falls PA which had both Armour
Cudahy packing houses, in adjacent buildings. Also, curiously, three
four scrap yards at any given time.


----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Storzek

. . . the reality of the situation is that most places that were
enough to support one of a type of
merchant normally had two, in competition with each other. . .

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