This example is hardly a major operation, but it does pose one that could be modified to fit in a variety of model operations. Eli Wilhite established the Belton Ice Company during 1924. He located his business on the KCCS at Chestnut Street. During the early years, ice was shipped by rail to his plant from Olathe, KS. Ice was sold to distributors in Raymore, Peculiar, Freeman, and Grandview. Eventually, Wilhite installed the necessary equipment, which allowed him to produce enough ice to meet area’s needs; rail-delivered ice operations ceased. The installation of ice-producing equipment may have occurred when the KCCS was severed between Stanley and Belton. Wilhite exhibited some out-of-the-box thinking to help his cash flow during the slower winter months. The ice storage rooms were used to store apples, which were delivered from Washington-state and Colorado. These were sold to independent, area grocers. Perhaps, the KCCS employed a handful of wood reefers, which bounced between Olathe and Belton on daily basis. Given the nature of the cargo, the cars would not need icing facilities… more cars and greater frequency during the summer, and of course fewer cars and fewer trips during the winter. Likewise, we can assume that the apples arrived in wood reefers. In my view, this is an unique operation worthy of being replicated in miniature.