Railroad freight included bodies, bread and birds
Coming down the tracks today are more railroading stories, including these from Jim Larson of Detroit Lakes, Minn., past president of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society.
Jim, although never a full-time railroad employee, used to spend summers helping his father, Harry, who was a Railway Express manager.
His dad's job, Jim says, was riding the trains and handling whatever was shipped. This included:
- Cream cans
- Bundles of magazines
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