When I was still working for the UP I would peruse the train list to see what was being carried on my train and on the QFRNPP the list always showed wine. I left the UP in 2007 and doubt that has changed much.
It looks like the UP still has that service:
http://www.uprr.com/customers/ag-prod/e ... ndex.shtml
and Express Lane are UP’s premium perishables service offerings.
Produce Railexpress carries fresh produce from the West Coast
to New York. Express Lane moves dairy products, canned goods,
, frozen foods and some fresh produce from the West
Coast to destinations in the East and Southeast.
This boxcar type allows additional protection from temperature extremes. Insulated boxcars
are popular with wine
, liquor, beer and grocery shippers.
Bailey Yard's goods tell the story of American commerce, for through here pass refrigerators, TVs, coal, automobiles, potatoes, fruit, wine
, lumber, corn, sugar, steel, chemicals and hundreds of other commodities used every day. As goes Bailey Yard, so goes the nation, for it is an economic barometer of America.