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The Orange Line: 1943

The Orange Line: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. trip from Chicago. Growers bringing in their crop to a co-op orange packing plant in Redlands, California." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Orange you glad

I didn't say banana?

Are those "real" Illinois oranges?

It's interesting that the oranges were grown in Illinois and shipped to California for packaging. I would have thought it would be the other way around, considering the climate in each area.

Are you certain that's Redlands, CA?

It looks more like Pleasantville to me.

Fleet'ing inspiration

Pacifc Fruit Express had switched the paint color of their reefers from yellow to orange fourteen years before this photo; one story had the rationale for this as paying tribute to the fruit that frequently made up its carloads. Perhaps some of the inspirational offspring are pictured here.

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