By B. Smith
In 1976, the ATSF still had a full-time agent at their depot in Alpine, Texas. He claimed the boxcar sitting outside the depot one visit (June, 1976) was for the Safeway in town.
I did not see the car being unloaded and do not know how Safeway transported what was in the boxcar to their store. They must have had a large truck is my guess. I took a picture of the car by the depot. I’ve often wondered what was in the car, I can’t imagine one food item going to the store in Alpine. It must have been many different food items that were loaded into the car at a large Safeway distribution center. And it’s an SP boxcar. Did SP bring it to Alpine and interchange it to the ATSF? So many questions now I wish I had found answers to.