Re: Hauling Grapes By Rail


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Peter J. McClosky wrote:
A promoters view:

http://www.sacramentohistory.org/admin/photo/984_1976.jpg
These amusing postcards were common early in the 20th century. Note in this particular one that the car shown is one SP never owned (nor is the car number a gondola number on SP), ditto for the trucks, of which SP owned none. As for the size of the grapes depicted, well, California really IS a very productive agricultural state . . .

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