Ian, I wonder whether those renumbering guides allow one to trace pre-renumbering number series into the later series? And are copies available anywhere?
From: "Ian Cranstone" <lamontc@...>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific boxcars
On 14-Nov-08, at 3:31 AM, destron@... wrote:
Did DW&P freight cars ever undergo a renumbering? I found a builder'sIt did. When the Canadian Northern system (including the DW&P) was
photo of DW&P 30426, a 36' double-sheathed truss-rod boxcar built in
November, 1916, and am wondering if this might not later have
of the 400800-401549 series of 36' boxcars listed in the April 1942
amalgamated with others to form the Canadian National Railways in
1918, the new system moved to rationalize the numbering systems of
its various predecessors. In December 1920 a renumbering guide was
issued for former Canadian Northern, Canadian Government Railways,
DW&P and Intercolonial equipment which neatly grouped equipment by
general type into new series. A second such guide was issued in 1923
to cover Grand Trunk and Grand Trunk Pacific equipment.
DW&P 30426 was assigned into the 4xxxxx series, which was reserved
for 40-ton boxcars, and this particular car was assigned DW&P
401013. A CN built date summary from the 1920s shows a built date of
October 1916 for this particular car, but I have seen stencilled
dates vary from the official recorded dates before.
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada