“Unloading a load of Christmas Trees from Quebec, Canada on The Reading in Philadelphia. Reading Railroad Magazine Cover, December, 1930.”
Don’t know if you have seen the Facebook posts from the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway in Maine. They are running trains to SeaLyon Farm where passengers can buy a tree and it will be loaded on a flat for the return trip!
If I lived anywhere nearby, that would be a fun way to pick up a tree.