CPR Business Car 6
Business Car 6 possibly on its last run Galt c.1958 Bill Thomson
Car '6' was assigned to the Superintendent at London,
Ont. from 1930 to 1958. Car Number '6' was removed
The car was built by CPR's Angus shops in Montreal and
delivered new to the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company as private
car LETHBRIDGE on September 14, 1905 and was assigned to Winnipeg, Man.
It was used by the
Electric lighting was installed at Angus September 1910.
The AR&I and car LETHBRIDGE were acquired by CPR April
1912. The railway interests of the AR&I were leased to the Canadian
Pacific January 01/1912 its operations merged with the Company January
01/1912 and the rolling stock,
In 1912 was used as a spare car at Montreal.
Car was stencilled CPR in 1913, but carried the same name and was assigned to General Manager Eastern Lines, Montreal for a very short period. It was then again a spare car at Montreal 1913 to 1918.
The car body colour was changed from natural mahogany finish to Tuscan red October 1917.
The car was named ONTARIO (iii) in November 26, 1918.
Its Mahogany exterior was restored February 1923 by special request by the then General Superintendent with permission of E.W. Beatty. The car was fitted with Burnett steel trucks December 1926.
Named NEW BRUNSWICK (iii) December 28, 1928 it was assigned
to the Genera lSuperintendent New Brunswick District at Saint John,
NB until replaced in 1930 by the new steel car NEW BRUNSWICK (iv) in
1930. In 1928 the car was
May 29, 1930 the car was numbered '6' at Montreal and
assigned to Division Superintendent at London Ont.
It was withdrawn from service in 1958 and dismantled at
Angus shops July 1958.
Douglas R Phillips
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