Re: Prototype info for the new Accurail box car


    I would suggest that the impact of Canadian Cars would be felt all along the whole northern tier.The Soo and the DWP were gateways for Canadian traffic along with others such as the GTW and the GT NE,QC and theTH&B.Armand Premo

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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Prototype info for the new Accurail box car

"Discussions on this list suggest the Canadian cars did not get south of the border that often, and certainly not for very long." 

I have seen comments along these lines before.  Like many things, I think it depends on context.  In the six New England states, and especially in the four northern ones, there is considerable contrary evidence.  Both CN and CP boxcars were commonplace, probably as much so as PRR or NYC cars.  Perhaps this should not surprise; both Canadian roads owned trackage and/or subsidiary roads in New England (at least in the 1930s).

So this generalization would only be valid if we redefined the border as perhaps the Hudson River.  I'll leave it to others with more knowledge to comment about its validity for the Great Lake states.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

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