Re: MTY's breaking the N-G distribution model

Jack Mullen

Dave Nelson said:
Ammo?  I thought that was shown to be cars reserved for LCL service. "

Right you are, but this 'X for explosives'  idea is one of those railfan myths that just won't die.

The cars in question are CNW 15800-15998, even nos.  They're described in the ORER, 1940s vintage, as "Box, Trap". They were used in essentially captive service between C&NW freight houses.  There's a photo of some being switched at the C&NW freight house under the Merchandise Mart,  not the sort of place you'd want carloads of high explosive.

Jack Mullen

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