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Kentucky Game and Fish Car (editor's title)

Kentucky Game and Fish Car
American Car & Foundry builder's photo showing a 1925 "Game and Fish Car" used by the Kentucky Game and Fish Commission. Fish cars were used by both state and federal agencies from the late-19th to mid-20th century. In 1874, the U.S. Fish Commission shipped 35,000 shad fry across the country by rail for stocking in California's Sacramento River. The first dedicated "fish car" was purchased in 1881, and the last ran until 1947. Railroads appreciated having well-stocked streams along their lines and often hauled the cars for free or at reduced rates. Trucks now handle fish stocking and transporting duties. Also see record 1284 for a view of an Illinois Fish Car.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, ACF, St. Charles, Missouri; Temporal, November 18, 1925
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1925-11-18
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Classification
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location St. Charles, Missouri
Equipment: Cars Game and Fish Car
Builder, Cars American Car and Foundary
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Institution
Image ID Dubin.I.22.2
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