Milk Cans would be unloaded on the back side of the plant, the cans would be washed there and then they would be loaded back on to the car. Milk would be loaded to a tank car and attached to a passenger train for movement to Philadelphia

highballgraphics

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has a picture of the cars at their site. I can't post the direct link as I don't believe they are forum sponsors?

I used the Highball Graphics decals, but they are for a Philadelphia area car . I have no idea what the cars on the C&PA looked like. I have been unable to find a picture

C.M. McMahon...we should connect!  I'm working with a decal company to run Abbott Dairy reefer decals marked for Coudersport and Port Allegany....both! To answer a question posted above, the C&PA picked milk up at Newfield Junction took it to the condensery in Coudersport owned by Abbotts, then took it to the Port Allegany Abbotts Plant for processing. Then via the PRR off to Philadelphia by way of Keating Summit....Emporium...Renovo...Lock Haven     etc.

Hello C.M. McMahon.... I'd like to share some common interests, please. You can reach me at....tomandcindyATzoominternetDOTnet........note the "code for @(at) and . (dot)       Hope to hear from you soon. About to decorate a reefer for Abbotts Dairy.

Yes, your PA based Milk transport and processing them is typicalof the US and of most of Europe, but in Australia, given the sparser population, a slightly different system was developed.

Milk was collected in churns, and delivered by truck to the local Dairy factory, which usually included a Butter or Cheese Factory ( all Farmer Co-operatives), usually next to the local rail line. Local needs were supplied directly, whilst excess was shipped to other non- dairy areas by Rail and Truck.

The larger cities collected Milk and Cream for Bottling and further processing in big plants, also with rail access.

My knowledge comes from being the son of firstly, a truck driver for a small suburban dairy plant ( pasteurization, cream separation, bottling), and then my dad bought his own "milk run", with about 100 home delivery customers, plus about 6 corner grocery stores. I went with him on the 12 midnight to 6am rounds when I was home from school ( boarding); in the 1950s a good milk-run was a licence to print money  with hard work.

Doc AV

 

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