Re: Photo: Grain Sacks On Flat Cars


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a.  Photo: Grain Sacks On Flat Cars
From: Bob Chaparro
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 10:19:26 PDT

Photo: Grain Sacks On Flat Cars

A 1909 photo from the Washington State Historical Society:


The pacific northwest was late getting to bulk wheat harvest.  This was bagged coming off
the early combines.  So they did not have the midwestern elevators, they had "flat" houses
that stored the bagged grain.
So while the flat cars were not normal, the bagged grain was.

Howard Garner

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