Christmas tree shipments - was Grab Iron tool

Robert kirkham

They were also shipped in box car loads. Around here, the arrival of the first load of the year was even announced in the press as heralding the Christmas season. I've occasionally thought it would be fun to model one of those events at the station in wet Vancouver with Christmas decor starting to show in the town, but the technological challenges of doing so in HO make it difficult, and the quirky unusualness about such a scene make it something I wouldn't touch except as a diorama.

Rob Kirkham
Surrey, B.C.

From: "steve l" <>
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 7:53 AM
To: <>
Subject: [STMFC] Re:Grab Iron tool
[snip] in STMFC days, shipped in gondola cars to major cities. An interesting load to model, indeed!

Steve Lucas.

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