Re: Photo: Loading Raw Silk

Richard Townsend

Probably an express reefer. Silk got very special handling and its movement was expedited.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: mel perry <clipper841@...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 8, 2020 9:53 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Raw Silk

looks like they are loading multiple
cars at the same time, is that a reefer
they are loading?  don't recognize the
"boxcar" construction?
mel perry

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 9:01 AM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:
Photo: Loading Raw Silk
A 1930 photo from the University of Southern California Digital Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.
Description: "Photograph of raw silk from Japan being loaded into railroad cars for shipment to New York City, September 17, 1930. A long boxcar stretches across the image from left to right. A wooden ramp leads up to a set open double doors in the middle of the car, and a worker can be seen pushing a dolly loaded with bags of silk into the car. Another man can be seen standing inside the railroad car. The freighter Tokai Maru brought the cargo to Los Angeles Harbor from Japan."
This looks like an express reefer to me.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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