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On June 24, 1886 the departure from Los Angeles of the first special fast fruit train was a gala occasion. They decorated the locomotive with flags, and enthusiastic shippers and growers climbed to the top of the cars for the photograph. Southern California fruit output in 1886 was 1969 cars. The Southern Pacific train was chartered by W. R. Strong & Co. and Edwin T. Earl, fruit packers and shippers, Sacramento.
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00047187 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 1965 CARL0000050900 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/16643
Fruit trade--California--Los Angeles Railroad trains--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Group portraits Portrait photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs