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Re: interchange (Meat from CGW)
Jerry,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thank you. I didn't think the CGW would turn over its meat to the PRR and the NYC. The NKP was a wise choice back in the day. I recall reading about the NKP Berkshires zipping past NYC freights pulled by diesels at points where the NKP and the NYC ran parallel. So that fits.
From: STMFC@... on behalf of switchengines
Sent: Sun 4/4/2010 10:34 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: interchange (Meat from CGW)
Tom, this is an easy one for me to answer. Back in the 1970's I had a
friend that worked for the CGW in Chicago during the 1950's, and need-
less to say, as a railroader he had many stories to tell. Well to answer you
for sure, it was the NKP. The CGW would set out a Bellwood, and the IHB
was waiting to take the cars on a fast trip to Blue Island for icing, and the
on to Osbourne and the NKP for pick-up by a fast freight for Bellevue, Ohio.
I might add here that the meat traffic was far more time sensitive than fruits
or vegetables, requiring very fast handling to prevent shrinkage, and the
associate damage claims. He told me of overtime trips to the NKP with single
cars that had gone Bad Order after quick repairs to make sure that they made
the connection that day and were out of town on time.
Happiness, Jerry Stewart
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