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Palm Tree Load


Bob Chaparro
 

This early 1900s photo from the collection of the Autry Museum of the American West shows a palm tree loaded on two O&C flat cars:

http://collections.theautry.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=M29413;type=102

Click on the photo and then zoom in to enlarge it.

Anyone recall what railroad used the O&C reporting mark? And by the way, if the flat cars were models one could speculate that the car numbers were rearranged decals.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Randy Hees
 

"Oregon & California" an SP/CP railroad... I believe that this is a shipment from the California Nursery at Niles CA to San Francisco for the Panama Pacific Exposition.

The trees were returned to Niles after the exposition, were planted on the Nursery grounds, which is now a City of Fremont park, and can be visited today.

Randy Hees