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Awesome! That’s the first photo of a TEM car in TEM paint that I think I have ever seen. There’s enough there to potentially do a credibly job patching together the lettering.
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Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway boxcars
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I only have two images of TEM/ON Fowlers in my collection, both lifted from eBay auctions. They're attached.
On Monday, January 24, 2022, 07:14:11 PM CST, John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
The T&NO purchased two groups of 36' Fowler single-sheathed boxcars.
Group 1 -- 100 cars in series 80200-80398 (even numbers) formerly Can Govt Railways 81611-82610, built 1917 with 5' doors, and 4 post ends
Group 2 -- 50 cars in series 80400-80498 (even numbers) formerly CN 427000-427999, built 1923 with 6' doors.
Group 3 -- 100 cars series 80000-80198, (even numbers) 36', all wood body, 6 foot doors
Group 4 - 50 cars series 60100-60198, (even numbers), 36', all wood body, 6'-5" doors. .
In Dec 1953 the following numbers continued in revenue service
group 1 34
group 2, 20
group 3, 6
group 4, 0
The TEM changed name to Ontario Northland (ONT) in 1946.
It took some time to re-letter the boxcars with ONT reporting marks.
Some of the Fowler box cars were re-lettered with ONT reporting marks. One was ONT 80276.
There are very few photos of these cars.
There have been no lettering sets commercially available for the TEM or ONT cars.
Reasonable models can be built using the various HO kits available for Fowler boxcars.
Hope this helps.