Re: Perishable Routing
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I think that you're describing GTW Train 490. Out of Chicago (Elsdon)
at 10.00 pm, arriving Port Huron 6.00 am. After going through the St. Clair Tunnel, it left Sarnia on CN just after 10.00 am for Toronto, Montreal and the New England states. Almost all track on the GTW between Chicago and Port Huron was double track, with entirely double track on CN from Sarnia to Montreal.
This train was hot on the Canadian side as well, at least as far as Montreal. From Ian Wilson's "Steam Through London"--
In the eyes of railwaymen, number 490 has passenger train status, and Heaven help anyone who gets in its way".
There are photos of SFRD reefers in Toronto in the 1920's, being emptied of perishables on a team track near the Toronto Fruit Terminal.
The CPR could not come close to competing with CN for this traffic, as they took Canadian-bound traffic at Windsor from the NYC/MCRR and other roads over a mostly single-track railway to Toronto and Montreal.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote: