moderated Re: Peddler Cars
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I’d expect local conditions, and what the Conductor wanted to do, dictated how package and LCL cars were handled at different towns. Quite a few of our depot photos show a box car sitting on house tracks. David Driscoll photos show cabs parked at the freight house at Reidsville, NC. With the large American Tobacco plant, there would have been a lot of local switching there.
We need a first hand account from a SR train crew member of the period.
On Oct 16, 2018, at 10:10 PM, mike turner <yardcoolie1968@...> wrote:
Ok, going for a second dumb question of the day:
if the peddler car immediately followed the engine and was dropped at the depot, was the caboose spotted anywhere in particular? A slight familiarity with another rr's practice prompted this question.