Re: Ellsworth Coal Line ?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi John,
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!
Claus Schlund

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Ellsworth Coal Line ?

Does anyone know what the Ellsworth Coal Line was ?

In 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 ?

John Riddell  

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