PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)


Dave Parker
 

Andy, I don't understand the "small chance" qualifier:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_Cabin_syrup

BTW, this got me digging a bit.  Vermont Maid was the first blended breakfast syrup, and was founded in Burlington, VT in 1906.  In some significant part because of the rail connections there (Rutland and Central Vermont).  There's a cool YouTube video about Vermont Maid, ca. 3 minutes long.
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


 

Read the sign again. 

“100 carloads in four trains”

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Jun 13, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


There is a small chance that one of the pancake syrups carrioed in this p[icture's car may be one I discovered decades ago.

While a college student in California's Humboldt Bay region I worked with a friend doing construction work as it paid 3 times what the available minimum wage offering jobs had.

An older home, which I believe was built in the 1920s, was a job we had taken on to refresh the pantry and side entrance area. We stripped the inside lath walls and made the discovery of a few silver dollar coins, a few empty vegetable cans and an M. J Brandenstein Coffee can with a hand written letter from a Sherrif from the next county north with grimn notes of pour health of a relative. The coins we gave to the house's owner who gladly offered the remaining relics to me, which besides the aforementioned cans was a steel tin can of Log Cabin Syrup (You were all probably wondering where I was going with this!). This can was in the shape of a cabin and the lithographed paint was in good shape. Seeing that this was in California, and around the time this picture was taken I like to think that my can made the trip to California with the other 1000s of cans carried in the 4 box cars.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00:48 PM PDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

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PFE__Syrup__Jeff_Stein_Collection.jpg


Andy Carlson
 

There is a small chance that one of the pancake syrups carrioed in this p[icture's car may be one I discovered decades ago.

While a college student in California's Humboldt Bay region I worked with a friend doing construction work as it paid 3 times what the available minimum wage offering jobs had.

An older home, which I believe was built in the 1920s, was a job we had taken on to refresh the pantry and side entrance area. We stripped the inside lath walls and made the discovery of a few silver dollar coins, a few empty vegetable cans and an M. J Brandenstein Coffee can with a hand written letter from a Sherrif from the next county north with grimn notes of pour health of a relative. The coins we gave to the house's owner who gladly offered the remaining relics to me, which besides the aforementioned cans was a steel tin can of Log Cabin Syrup (You were all probably wondering where I was going with this!). This can was in the shape of a cabin and the lithographed paint was in good shape. Seeing that this was in California, and around the time this picture was taken I like to think that my can made the trip to California with the other 1000s of cans carried in the 4 box cars.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00:48 PM PDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup


Bob Chaparro
 

PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup