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4783Re: [MaineTwoFooters] LCL shipments on the SR&RL

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  • thanksgiving71
    May 18, 2013
      Lots of LCL paperwork has survived showing shipments in boxcars on the SR, F&M, P&R, and SR&RL.
      There was a freight house in Phillips right up to the end. At one time the SR had a freight office in Farmington pre 1912. The building was sold and moved 1/2 mile to the corn shop, moved again in the second half 20th century and survives to this day as a residence
      Jerry DeVos
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      From: Gerald <usairman737@...>
      To: Maine 2-foot Modelers <MaineTwoFooters@yahoogroups.com>; NG Modelers Maine <MaineNG-modelers_forum@yahoogroups.com>
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      Subject: [MaineTwoFooters] LCL shipments on the SR&RL

      It seems that nearly every principal "town" on the Sandy River had both a passenger depot and a freight depot.  Some were combined (Phillips) with some separate (Strong).
      Questions:  What kind of cars were used for the LCL shipments from the freight depots?  I don't recall seeing a photo of a boxcar parked on a siding near a freight depot.  Does that infer that passenger cars were used to transport LCL traffic, perhaps with loading done via a baggage cart when the train arrived?  I assume railcars were treated in a similar fashion?
      Gerry Cole
      On2 in Colorado   
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