Re: Interesting boat load

Ian Cranstone

On 4-Mar-09, at 5:39 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:
If the load required a sixty foot long flatcar and the CN had none, then they would have to go searching for where they could rent one to service the customer. As of this 1958 listing CN lists only 14 cars over 60' in length (61'-0" IL) and these were only 90,000 lbs. capacity. The may not have been built yet at the time the photo was taken.
The CNR 61' cars were definitely around, having been constructed by the Canada Car Company in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway -- whether they were suitable (or available) for this particular lading, is another matter entirely.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

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