Re: Canning - was Re: Baggage cars in freight trains
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Bill l was going to post the same photo. And I have others of loose cans in cars. A lot of vegetables and meat were canned in Iowa. The large cities had can factories, but they were not always next doors to the canneries or meat plants. So the empty cans were delivered where they were needed by rail or truck. A few plants could roll their own cans, so they got flat stock.
Youtube: Douglas Harding Iowa Central Railroad
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Here is a 1939 photo of unloading cans that were shipped loose -