Tim O'Connor

That must have been a sight to see... a truck backing up to a box
car and the fork lift manuvering around with 5,000lb paper rolls
through the 6' opening of a box car (in 1948)! At least they could
keep the fork lift wheels clean that way.

Tim O'Connor

I just spoke this week to a man who worked the IC's Amboy District from 1948 on into the 80's. Although he didn't specify where it came from, he was quick to point out that the Bloomington (Illinois)daily newspaper (The Pantagragh)used to drive its trucks up to the boxcars spotted on the house track in order to pick up rolls of paper for their printing presses.

Brad Hanner

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