#834 NB Florida Fruit SLSF

Discussion in 'General' started by Friscorpb, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Friscorpb

    Friscorpb Member

    I'm new to posting questions to this group.
    You my reply to my email friscorpb@gmail.com, I will check back to look for replies. Not quite sure how this site works.
    Here is my question: What type cars (reefers) would have one expected to see running in the #834 north bound "Florida Fruit" headed for St. Louis in the late 1950's ?
    Interested in adding reefers of correct road names and style.

    Thanks, Bob Brady
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I will try to e-mail a reply but I am posting here in the hopes that others will chime in, as I am far from being authoritative on this matter.

    I have read that the Frisco often leased reefers from Merchants Despatch (MDT reporting marks) during the strawberry rush from Southeast Missouri, so I've always felt that a representative amount of these would look appropriate on Train 834.

    I have also see pictures (through the Library of Congress?) of bananas being loaded at the Mobile Docks into a Northern Refrigerator Line (NRC). I've always presumed that blocks of bananas could have been shipped north on AT&N rails and eventually finding their way to St. Louis on 834.

    As this is all conjecture, I would love to get my hands on some train lineups for that era. My kingdom for some old waybills!

    Best Regards,

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