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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 25, 2023

While researching last week’s story about the Great Northern branch line, I ran across some interesting railroad statistics from J. C. Banks, Saco Depot agent. In 1927, 228 cars of grain and flax were shipped out of Saco. That was the most grain ever shipped from the three Saco elevators. There were also 152 cars of livestock and five cars of miscellaneous merchandise shipped out.

The railroad also delivered 160 carloads of merchandise to Saco. Those shipments included 38 cars of oil/petroleum, 19 of lumber, 14 of agricultural equipment, eight of flour, seven of coal, five of fruit, and four o...


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