toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Decades ago, there was a major article in one of the hobbyist magazines on
the CP 'Big Otis' gondolas, and I think it mentioned ELLSWORTH COAL LINE.
Sadly, I don't even recall what magazine, much less which issue. I realize
this is not much to go on - sorry!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 1:39
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Ellsworth Coal Line
Does anyone know what the Ellsworth Coal Line was ?
the 1920s, 30s, and 40s the CPR owned a large number of 40-ft steel
drop-bottom coal gondolas that were stenciled ELLSWORTH COAL LINE in addition
to the normal CPR lettering.
There was a James Ellsworth who owned coal
mines but what was the Ellsworth Coal Line and why would it be stenciled on
many CPR gondolas ?