On 24-Oct-04, at 7:49 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
The 55525-56024 series were constructed by Canadian Car & Foundry from 12/57-1/58 (the other cars are from the 57525-58024 series, constructed by National Steel Car from 5-7/60 and the 58475-59174 series, constructed by National Steel Car from 7-9/61 -- this latter series being the last 40' steel boxcars constructed for CPR).
I haven't had a close look at the drawings, but that 1938 date is very strange. I haven't measured the drawing to be sure, but that door should be an 8' version, which had become standard on Canadian railways by about 1956.
When I get a chance, I guess I'll have to do some digging through photos and compare drawn features with the real thing...
Ian & Katherina Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada