Re: Cudahy meat reefers


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In a message dated 12/6/2008 1:46:36 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
thompson@signaturepress.com writes:

Brian Carlson wrote:
OK now I am confused. I thought the Sunshine meat reefer for Cudahy
was for the Wisconsin meat packers. The CRLX cars were Cudahy Car
Lines and were owned by the Cudahy packing Company in Wisconsin. These
cars often came east
on the NKP. Are there two separate Cudahy meat packing companies? The
emails make is sound like there were different corporations.
Brian, I'm no expert on the meat industry, but I believe there
WERE two separate Cudahy companies, one called Cudahy Brothers and
later Patrick Cudahy Inc., based in Wisconsin, the other called Cudahy
Packing, based in Omaha. Someone more knowledgeable than me about
details should chime in here and give us the whole story.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


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