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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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"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.