Days of Despatch

Travel back in time to Despatch, NY, currently known as East Rochester, NY, and discover how the refrigerator railcar aided in the development and growth of an entire village.

When Merchants Despatch Transportation Company, a manufacturer of freight box cars, located its “Car Shops” in Despatch, NY, and began to manufacture many of the first refrigerated rail cars, it became a catalyst for the second planned community in the United States.

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

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