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  Stock car (rail) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1878, meat packer Gustavus Swift hired engineer Andrew Chase to design a ventilated car, one that proved to be a practical solution to providing temperature-controlled carriage of dressed meats, and allowed Swift and Company to ship their products all over the United States, and even internationally.
The fish were transported from hatcheries in the Midwest to locations along the Pacific coast to stock the rivers and lakes for sportfishing.
Fish car use declined in the 1930s as fish transportation shifted to a speedier means of transport by air, and to trucks as vehicle technology advanced and road conditions improved.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1878   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
1875 1876 1877 - 1878 - 1879 1880 1881
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1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar).
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 POLITICAL - Online Information article about POLITICAL
In 1874 a concession was granted for a line from the port of Progreso to Merida (222 m.), and in 1878 four concessions were added under which 806 m.
rail connexion with Vera Cruz and Mexico City, the distance between the latter and Salina Cruz being 520 m.
advent of railways, and is still the common means of transport away from the railway lines.
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 Edinburgh University Library: Previously Answered Reference Questions
Tables on: road transport vehicles; bus and coach travel; road freight; toll bridge; road network; road traffic; injury road accidents; rail services; air transport; water transport; finance; personal and cross-modal travel
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists (Scotland) in 1869, and to the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) in 1878.
Have you considered approaching the US National Archives, and have you though that he might have gone through Canada first.
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 OLD NEWS Index - 1995-2005
Keywords: James McNeill Whistler, John Ruskin, art 1878
Keywords: United States Civil War, Albert Deane Richardson, journalism 1863
Disguised Slave Travels North By Rail With Her Husband.
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