On 2022-07-14 8:20 p.m., Ian Cranstone
Darrall has found one of the pages on my website that clearly
needs some updating, specifically the CGTX listing. I have much
better information now on the BAOX fleet integration into CGTX,
and know what one of my next projects will be.
So, while I work on that, I can offer a more detailed view on
my British-American Oil Company page (http://nakina.net/private/baox.html)...
scroll down to BAOX 626-633 (later CGTX 2664-2671), which first
appeared in the July 1943 ORER. Although I imply they were
second-hand there, I am now of the view that these cars were
built new, likely at about the same time as the CGTX cars. There
is also a poor photo of BAOX 633 there (likely taken in Ottawa,
Ontario during the 1950s).
I also now suspect that BAOX 640-642 and 643-645 were likely
also built new, but unfortunately have no photos. You can also
get a much better breakdown of the CGTX 2600-2692 series if
you're willing to wade through the notes in the BAOX web page.
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
There was a presentation on the BA tank car fleet at the recent
Bytown Express NMRA/NFR Convention. The presentation, as well as the
others, can be found on YouTube.
Approach to the British American Tank Car Fleet
Express Convention videos