Re: Photo: ACL 17859

Bruce Smith

Eric's post points out that produce that would have been loaded into freight in the steam era may at times have little resemblance to what you might see in the market today. Agriculture and the genetics of the food raised have changed radically. New varieties of crops are continually created by cross breeding and selection to meet threats such as disease, and market pressures, such as no bruises or blemishes. 

Bruce Smith
Auburn, Al

From: <> on behalf of Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:24 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: ACL 17859
Those could be of the Moon and Stars variety, or Sugar Baby. There have been many varietals. Here are some. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Dec 22, 2019, at 7:59 AM, Douglas Harding <doug.harding@...> wrote:

They look like pumpkins to me.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of mel perry
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: ACL 17859


those are wierd looking wstermelons

mel perry


On Sat, Dec 21, 2019, 7:13 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Photo: ACL 17859

A photo from the Collier Museums: view

Not a great photo but at least a partial view of this ACL ventilated boxcar.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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