Re: Reporting marks HSPM
On 2013-07-06, at 4:24 PM, r_eric_lombard wrote:
A photo on Fallenflags atNeat photo.
There was an industry in Cornwall at one time (at least through the mid-1960s) by the name of Howard Smith Paper Mills. Since the car bears the CN system "D453" stencilling, I think we can assume that this is a retired car acquired for intraplant switching.
As for origin, I'm inclined to look at CN 573500-574696 series (built in four lots in 1925 & 1927 as automobile cars) -- a quick look at photos show that the GTW cars had a straight lower sill, whereas the CN cars have the fishbelly matching the HSPM car photo. If we could read the built date, I could probably identify the builder and lot.
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada