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Early Fruit Transportation . . . . . oyster box cars


al.kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

Circa 1880, the ministers in the C&O Richmond-to-Newport News area were complaining about iced oyster cars going to Cincinnati.  Reason being, they came back filled with beer and those fast trains had to be crewed seven days a week including Sundays.  They wanted all crews back home, and sober, with their families on Sunday mornings.

Al Kresse


Bob Chaparro
 

Also there were special cars for transporting oysters when people would pay a steep premium for the legless "livestock". The cars had salt water tanks for the valuable mollusks. Here is an example of an oyster car:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Stillwell_Oyster_Car_1897.jpg

And here is an article about Arthur E. Stilwell, inventor of the famed Stilwell Oyster Car

http://www.pullman-museum.org/theCompany/stillwell.html

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Bob,

IIRC somebody, probably Red Ball, offered a Stillwell oyster car back in dark ages. Likely a wooden block with paper overlays and real lead parts.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:24 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Also there were special cars for transporting oysters when people would pay a steep premium for the legless "livestock". The cars had salt water tanks for the valuable mollusks. Here is an example of an oyster car:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Stillwell_Oyster_Car_1897.jpg

And here is an article about Arthur E. Stilwell, inventor of the famed Stilwell Oyster Car

http://www.pullman-museum.org/theCompany/stillwell.html

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA