speaking of galvanized roofs

Tim O'Connor

Last night I watched the movie "Picnic" with William Holden and Kim Novak shot around Salina, Kansas
in 1955. There's a fair amount of good views of 1955 Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific trains including this
shot looking down from the top of a grain elevator of two Santa Fe box cars (seen in another frame of the
film). Virtually every car seen in the film seems in clean, good condition -- a stark contrast with the present era!
There's another great shot in the film when you see the multiple gigantic elevators in Salina, and Cliff Robertson
says the newest elevator in town holds 10 million bushels... which I think is about 200,000 tons of wheat!
That's a lot of 40 foot box cars!

The photo isn't great - it's a shot of my TV screen. :-D

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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