Re: interchange (Meat from CGW)
I don't doubt that some meat went to the NYC, but according to my source, the CGW preferred to deal with the NKP when it came to meat. -Tom <Tom, hi,
I wasn't being contrarian, just incomplete. (grin)
As far as I know, that's the only CGW meat reefer ever to make it to Boston. Just wanted to mention that it was neat to see the photos of the CGW reefer trailer being lifted off the car by a PiggyPacker with the Boston skyline as a backdrop.
The Erie is one of my faves. And, the NKP is growing on me the more I learn about it. Glad to learn these were key connections for the CGW.
Hmmm. So, considering the Illinois Central's Iowa Division daily hot meat trains back in the day, what were the IC's ranking connections in Chicago? Much of that meat head south from Chicago on the Mainline of Mid-America?