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From: Vincent Lee vincejlee AT yahoo DOT com
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 19:00:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: (erielack) Perishable Traffic
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Paul Brezicki wrote

"Jim G and I have been discussing this. Prior to the
of Hunt's Point terminal in The Bronx in 1968, perishable
markets were dispersed throughout NY harbor. Early EL
schedules refer to the New York Pier Auction. Does
anyone know exactly where this took place? Perhaps multiple

locations? "

Not the time of the E-L era, but the recent Diamond article
on Erie's 28th Street terminal lists the larger Erie Pier
stations where produce was brought daily. Attached is a
copy of a neat graphic from a 1914 Harbor Development
Commission report which shows all the piers used by all
the railroads in NYC, together with bar graphs showing the
volume of carloads of all types at each station.

The online ELHTS collection of Erie/DL&W/E-L employee
magazines has the June 1929 Erie magazine with articles on
the cantalope trade giving interesting details of how the
daily sales took place at:

Vince Lee

Modelling the Erie Wyoming Divison in Pennsylvania and
the Erie 28th Street Terminal in New York City

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