I know this doesn't directly answer your question in regards to Erie & EL (I don't think DLW handled any stock, but I could be
wrong), but the answer by Mr. BR&P to the same question in the NYC forum probably holds true. I would hate to have been riding
in the hack with a string of cattle in the train's consist!
In the Erie/DL&W Color Guide to Passenger & Freight Equipment (Larry DeYoung, Mike DelVecchio, Morning Sun), on page 34 author DeYoung
notes Erie/EL shipped cattle to Chester, NY. I would presume there was a meatpacking plant there.
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