Re: 1940s tank car questions


Randy Hammill
 

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

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
http://newbritainstation.com


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

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

KL

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

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

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