Re: CPR Woodchip Gondola conversions

Ian Cranstone

Normally such modifications are noted in the Official Railway Equipment Register, as interior heights, exterior heights and cubic capacities all are increased, but a quick look suggests that these conversions were not reported, nor apparently the assigned commodity. Wood chip service is one possibility, but a large number of early Otis cars received side extensions for coke service.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

On 2022-10-11 04:29, Gavin wrote:

A slight bit out of era for this list, but I'm looking for information on Canadian Pacific 41' Drop Bottom Gondola's, specifically those known as the Big Otis. I was browsing through Canadian Freight Car photos and happened upon what I think is one rebuilt with woodchip sides. If it is the same type of car, any idea on when they were converted over? 

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