Re: Forgotten Accurail Great Northern 2 Bay Canton Hopper


--- In, "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:
I always suspected that while the Virginian had cars built by the elusive Canton Car Co., they were just regular looking USRA clones, and thus didn't stand out in photos.
They were rebuilt with ordinary 7-post sides in (1943, off the top of my head).

The Canton Car Co. is even harder to find info on that Siems-Stembel of St. Paul. At least that company eventually became part of Standard Car Co, and thence Pullman-Standard.
John Corns' second W&LE book has a few pages on Canton. Started out in a W&LE shop in 1927, was folded up into the SSC side of P-S by 1934 and closed down in 1937.

David Thompson

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