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  1. Ancient CPR 40'

    Ancient CPR 40'

    One can only guess how old this boxcar really is. The original paint dates prior to script, so 1940's? Hard to believe it's still roadworthy in 2008, even if it is used as a rolling shed. How odd he looks next to a modern IMS double-stack. No such thing when he originally rolled the country...
  2. CP 40' box in 2008

    CP 40' box in 2008

    Although they won't admit it, CP loves their old 40's, as they're all over MOW service refusing to die! Surely a number of 'newer' 50's are making it onto the MOW circut, but the 40's fleet remains strong. I really like this one since it looks stock, particularly if you don't notice the newly...
  3. Old CN '40 box

    Old CN '40 box

    There I was, taking pictures of CTRW GP10's, when I happen to look the other way and see this ancient piece. Its in what appears to be a private construction lot (no rail acess), with a very old and beat-up scrapper up front. It's too bad CN #'s are patched out, otherwise we could trace its...
  4. Land of bunk cars

    Land of bunk cars

    These days CP's Transcona yard is mostly used to store bunk cars. It's too bad that the relatively new bunks on flats are blocking the older converted 40' and 50' bunk boxcars. You can see them in the background, here's a close look: http://tinyurl.com/2yqstk. Right in front of me were these...
  5. 40ft Ice boxcar

    40ft Ice boxcar

    Quite a relic, 40ft boxcar equiped for MOW services to take down ice in tunnels. Not sure what it was doing in Winnipeg, but it was ironically coupled right next to two 86' high cube autoparts boxcars. Compared to them it's so small!




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