Re: Baggage Car As An Airplane Parts Carrier

James McDonald

Hello all,

I believe Ian is correct. From newspaper reports it appears that the Erie was materially involved in the cross-country flight and provided the car, at least for part of the journey. Attached is a clipping describing the car as painted white. Source is the Lake County Times, October 6, 1911 page 7 in the collection of the Library of Congress.

Bob mentioned that Vin Fiz didn’t catch on. This may be in part because at least some places were serving it as a hot beverage rather than a cold one. Mmmm. Hot grape soda. Sign me up.

Take care,

James McDonald
Greenbelt, Maryland

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