Re: NYC box car that went far...
Ross McLeod <cdnrailmarine@...>
Have you found a source that demonstrates the movement of empty USA cars into Canada for lumber loading? To what era does it apply?
JF Garden's British Columbia Railway page 90 - photograph shows the Milwaukee barge arriving Squamish from Seattle May 23, 1957
Official Guide December 1963:
Island Tug & Barge - Railway car barge service local and interline between Seattle and Tacoma Wash. and Crofton, Duncan Bay, North Vancouver, Port Alice, Squamish, Victoria, Watson Island, Woodfibre, BC. Connecting at Seattle with UP, NP, MILW.
Barge lines including Foss became "rail carriers" in order to participate in the thru freight rate structure.
Vancouver Public Library archives VPL15152 shows a 1946 photo of a Great Northern forklift being used to load paper at Powell River, demonstrates the extent to which the Great Northern worked with Powell River.
Vancouver library VPL 4143 "Great Northern Railway cars" are shown being loaded at Marpole in 1930 or VPL 3815 same area in 1923 - "American railway box cars at the Bernard Timber..".
January 1949 Railroad magazine page 16 shows a picture of a PGE barge "Inbound freight nears the end of its 42-mile journey up Howe Sound to Squamish Dock and the beginning of it's run over PGE trackage. Aboard the railroad's car ferry are some B&O boxcars: during recent months foreign traffic has increased along British Columbia's wilderness road." Mentioned only for the date.
Ross McLeod Calgary
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