Photo: Grain Sacks On Flat Cars


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Grain Sacks On Flat Cars

A 1909 photo from the Washington State Historical Society:

http://www.washingtonhistory.org/imu/api/file/25296

Description:

"Postcard (8.5x13.5 cm.) featuring Columbia River Milling Company building beside railroad flatcars holding bags of milled grain. Several workers stand on top of bags. Published in Wilbur, WA. Printed in Germany."

I'm speculating there was a boxcar shortage or, given the date and the state of alternative transportation, this was more common way back then.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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