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People often forget things on the train. Some of the strangest things get left on trains: false teeth, parts of wooden legs, and even glass eyes. But perhaps the strangest was a locked box that contained a human body, sealed in a zinc case.
Other items left in one season in the 1930s on a Canadian Pacific Railway train were: "... 68 tooth brushes, 71 shaving brushes, 32 men's caps, 68 pairs of ladies' gloves, 26 night shirts, 17 purses, 20 pairs of shoes, 45 pairs of slippers, 16 hair brushes, 30 brooches, 74 combs, 8 pairs of men's gloves, 36 night dresses, 88 suits of pyjamas, 45 scarves, 46 umbrellas, 78 books, 12 necklaces, 11 cameras, 43 hats, 67 pipes, 73 pairs of rubbers, 78 razor straps and 29 watches."
Canadian Railway Stories: 100 Years of History and Lore, by Adolf and Okan Hungry Wolf. Skookumchuck, B.C.: Good Medicine Books, 1985, p. 98. Originally published in C.P. Staff Bulletin, January 1936
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