Sparks Railroad Shops Booming

From the Reno Evening Gazette, October 17, 1910

OCTOBER PAYROLL WILL BREAK RECORD

       All departments of the shops are now running full nine hours and everybody is rushed. Assistant Superintendent Hickey forecasts that the October payroll will be a record breaker. The September wage will be scattered broadcast on the 21st and will amount to about $75,000.
       The increased business is partly due to the colonist trains which are being rushed through. This will probably slack up in a few days as the last tickets were sold at Chicago on the 15th.
       Dried and fresh deciduous fruits are moving in train load lots and oranges are shortly expected.
       The shipments of cattle westward in the past two days amouonted to 135 cars. They were loaded at Deeth, Carlin and other Elko county points.

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