West India Fruit & Steamship cars in Vancouver BC

Doug Polinder


In the Pentrex (née Video Rails) Great Northern videos filmed by GN employee Tony DeRosa over a 20+ year period, Mr. DeRosa allows his camera to follow briefly the passage of a WIF&S boxcar; IIRC it is in a westbound train going through Havre MT.  I can offer you no wheel reports or anything that will substantiate where this car is coming from or going to or what it contains--nothing, in fact, but the purest, unmitigated speculation that the GN east-west mainline to Everett and thence north MIGHT have been one way WIF&S cars reached Vancouver BC (a lovely city, and birthplace of my late father).

Doug Polinder

Grand Rapids MI

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