What kinds of crops and produce did midwestern railroads carry traditionally speaking

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punchy71

New Member
Greetings,
I am interested in learning more about what kinds of plant-based crops and produce that the railroads in and around the central part of the midwest (Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri) such as Burlington Route (CB&Q), Rock Island, Missouri Pacific (MoPac) and Missouri Kansas and Texas (MKT or "Katy") carried from trackside industries in years past and how does that compare to the present operations?
Thank you
 

CGW101c

CGW Fan
Wheat is the big one in Kansas. Corn and wheat in Nebraska. Corn in Iowa. Milo and soybeans are also in there. I think corn for ethanol is really high on the list now but was almost unheard of 40 or 50 years ago. And of course after the milling process flour is and was shipped in railcars.
 




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