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Re: [CBQ] Silk Trains

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Silk Trains
From: "Charlie Vlk" <cvlk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 22:46:18 -0600
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The Research Gods must be smiling today!
Good work, Rupert!
Charlie Vlk
> On Nov 8, 2021, at 10:03 PM, Leo Phillipp via groups.io 
> <qutlx1=aol.com@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Thanks Rupert. The one confirms the Q did share in the CA originated 
> business. Interesting how the care and handling of the silk changed in later 
> times compared to early on.
> 
> Leo 
> 
>> On Nov 8, 2021, at 8:53 PM, Rupert Gamlen <gamlenz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> Leo
>> 
>> A couple of CB&Q related clippings.
>> 
>> Rupert Gamlen
>> Auckland NZ
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>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: CBQ@xxxxxxxxx <CBQ@xxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Leo Phillipp via groups.io
>> Sent: Tuesday, 9 November 2021 3:33 pm
>> To: CBQ@xxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [CBQ] Silk Trains
>> 
>> Just finished an excellent article in the 3rd quarter 2021 of "The Milwaukee 
>> Railroader" of the MRHA on that roads' silk trains from Seattle/Tacoma to 
>> Chicago. The description of the silk cars and efforts made to keep them dry 
>> and temperature controlled was interesting.
>> A long time ago the old heads on BN that I worked with used to talk about 
>> the silk and berry specials on the Q. The only thing I recall was their 
>> descriptions of speed and the written instructions to the effect of "make 
>> best time possible". 
>> According to the MRHA article besides the Milw. the GN and NP handled the 
>> business to St Paul and handed it to the Q. The CN and CP also had some of 
>> the business. The article also details movements from San Francisco and 
>> Oakland via Central Pacific and U.P. To Omaha as early as 1869. Wonder if 
>> the Q handled any of this business from Omaha ?
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>> Does anyone have any info. about the Q's silk trains and/or business ?
>> 
>> Leo Phillipp
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>> <Silk Train 1896 C7 v21 p142.jpg>
>> <Silk train R&LE 1912 v25 p1-2.pdf>
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