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Date: 06/20/24 06:46
What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: inCHI

I was thinking, reefers are going through Chicago constantly on every railroad, but I can't think of many industries that recieve them. Yet there are cold storage warehouses all over the place. I can only think of one, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of others. I'm looking for ones in Chicago or very close - not Rochelle or something out in the fringe Logistics Parks.

1. Frozen Assets at 2635 S Western Ave. I think they only have one door and I *once* saw a reefer there. This is on BNSF's spur that comes from Western Ave. Yard.

Can anyone think of any others?
 



Date: 06/20/24 08:19
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: CP8888

Chicago potato brokers received numerous refrigerators. This traffic disappeared.



Date: 06/20/24 08:38
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: Gonut1

Probably handed off to an eastern road and sent east?
Go



Date: 06/20/24 11:44
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: kevink

There is Fresh Logistics at 7300 Santa Fe Drive, Hodgkins next to BNSF’s freight yard (not the intermodal facility).

Surprisingly, Lineage has a warehouse at 6901 W. 65th St. Chicago. Tantalizing close to the Belt’s Clearing Yard but no rail connection.

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Date: 06/20/24 15:32
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: Barstool

GUYS.....Look at how many industries that handled all types of cars that have all went ths way..The trucking business has taken a lot of it, but its the railroads turning over to the truckers, stating that we don't make enough profit giving service...Its the same old question...how much is a profit??
For years, all the railroads were busyswitching industries and the railroads were good at it.....Its so sad that Wall Street is running the show and they could care what john public thinks as the drinks are ready to be served...



Date: 06/20/24 20:24
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: inCHI

kevink Wrote:
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> There is Fresh Logistics at 7300 Santa Fe Drive,
> Hodgkins next to BNSF’s freight yard (not the
> intermodal facility).

Thanks! I can see cars spotted there in sat. images.

> Surprisingly, Lineage has a warehouse at 6901 W.
> 65th St. Chicago. Tantalizing close to the
> Belt’s Clearing Yard but no rail connection.

Lineage has more and more all over the place, and there are a ton of cold storage warehouses in Little Village/Pilsen near where the IMX terminal was or where the last fragments of BNSF spurs are. Then, in the stockyards area, there are still many places like this (I was biking around there the other morning.) What is interesting about the stockyards is that it still is nearly all industrial and some industries have actually opened up recently, like National Safety Apparel, which is right next to NS and used to have a spur.

NS actually has gained a customer in that area, Clean Harbors environmental. They built a short spur into their facility maybe 2-3 years ago, and the other morning workers were building an additional unloading platform. But returning to this subject, to do that, they cut off and permanently abandoned a curving spur to a cold storage warehouse. At this point, NS seems to have 4 industries in the stockyards area. One takes a boxcar every once in awhile, and otherwise, the other three are tons and tons of tank cars. But nothing else, and certainly nothing time sensitive... even though this is all served right out of Ashland Ave., a hub of intermodal connections from the west coast.

I also checked around Clearing, Proviso, and Bensenville, and couldn't find anything that looked like it got reefers. If it's really effectively just Hodgkins that is pretty wild.
 



Date: 06/21/24 03:19
Re: What industries recieve reefers in Chicago?
Author: sixaxlecentury

Rochelle is the reefer hot spot.  

 



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