Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Bob Chaparro wrote:
Did the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad/ Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad have its own refrigerator cars or did it have an operating agreement with the Pacific Fruit Express Company?Since the SP,LA&SL was owned 50 percent by UP, it is natural that PFE supplied refrigerator cars--once PFE came into existence in December, 1906. The SP,LA&SL was completed early in 1905, and from then until Harriman started buying reefers (ordered in late 1905) I would assume the existing Armour car contract in force on UP likewise would have been in force on the SP,LA&SL, but only for probably a year to a year and a half.
Eventually, of course, UP obtained Senator Clark's 50 percent also, and the line became a pure UP property.
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