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Unloading silk bales at Vancouver dock to be transferred to a waiting train. A whole train could be loaded in less than ten minutes. Bales weighed between 150 and 200 pounds each
Source: Silk trains : the romance of Canadian silk trains, or ¨the silks¨
Webber, Bernard. -- Kelowna, B.C. : Word Works Publications, 1993. -- v, 125 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. -- ISBN 0969618719 -- P. 37
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