Mechanical refrigerator cars are expensive to buy and operate and yet because of the nature of the business loaded and empty car miles are often 50-50. However, Pacific Fruit Express has developed a service for the westbound movement of meat to balance the heavy eastward shipment of fruit and vegetables. By coordinating schedules, meat can be shipped westward in the same time as by truck and at a cost saving. Railroads are studying other methods for better utilization and better customer service features on mechanical refrigerator cars. A major problem with meat and other perishable shipments is L&D payments.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-4-29

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  • Accession Number: 00054920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM