Re: 8 Hatch Canadian Reefers

Ian Cranstone

On Nov 4, 2009, Anthony Thompson <> wrote:

Yes and no. There was a Grand Trunk Western Railroad

Company, and a Grand Trunk Railway System (lines in the U.S. east of

the Detroit and St. Clair rivers). Both were CN-connected, but Tim is

right that we usually think of the GTW. In 1953, the GTW had about

9800 freight cars, only 230 of which were reefers; at that time, none

were shown as all-steel cars having overhead ice tanks. The same was

true in the January 1958 ORER.

Tony, it's true that GTW had no steel reefers in 1953, but they did receive 100 all-steel 8-hatch copies of the Canadian design built by Pacific Car & Foundry in 1955 -- check that 1958 ORER again and look for the 206400 series

Ian Cranstone

Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

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