Re: Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway boxcars


John Riddell
 

Bruce,

The T&NO purchased two groups of 36' Fowler single-sheathed boxcars. 

Group 1 -- 100 cars in series 80200-80398 (even numbers)  formerly Can Govt Railways 81611-82610, built 1917 with 5' doors, and 4 post ends

Group 2 -- 50 cars in series 80400-80498 (even numbers)  formerly CN 427000-427999,  built 1923 with 6' doors.

Group 3 -- 100 cars series 80000-80198, (even numbers) 36', all wood body, 6 foot doors  

Group 4  -  50 cars series 60100-60198, (even numbers), 36', all wood body, 6'-5" doors. . 

In Dec 1953 the following numbers continued in revenue service

group 1 34
group 2, 20
group 3, 6
group 4, 0

The TEM changed name to Ontario Northland (ONT) in 1946.
It took some time to re-letter the boxcars with ONT reporting marks. 
Some of the Fowler box cars were re-lettered with ONT reporting marks. One was ONT 80276.

There are very few photos of these cars. 
There have been no lettering sets commercially available for the TEM or ONT cars.

Reasonable models can be built using the various HO kits available for Fowler boxcars. 

Hope this helps.
John Riddell 

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