MORE DETAILS ABOUT SHIPPING MAINE POTATOES VIA RAILROAD TO IDAHO & WASHINGTON STATE. The ‘Bangor Daily News’ finally got ahold of Van Buren farmer Jay LeJoie – son of Dom and one of the four close familymembers who comprise the partnership ‘LaJoie Growers LLC’ – and yesterday wrote a followup article to its first piece detailing the first-time-in-40-years historic return to using the railroad to ship Maine potatoes out West. https://bangordailynews.com/2022/01/17/news/aroostook/better-rail-service-means-more-transport-options-for-maines-potato-farms-xoasq1i29i/
One train reefer car holds 80 tons of potatoes, equivalent to 3-4 tractor trailers.
So far, over 3000 tons of process potatoes… More