Many places used retired railway equipment, mostly cabooses although some larger eating establishments also had passenger and freight cars. Including Leaside Village Station Restaurant, Ossawippi Express Dining Cars and others shown in the INDEX.
All photographs: Don Mc.Queen unless otherwise credited.
Restored as GT 90076 a 17th District assigned van that
would have been used locally.
Once billing itself as "Downtown Maples Corners, a Family Restaurant" it was almost the only place there!
Highway 28 Maple's Corners, Lakefield. 8/25/1994.
CN 77247 (ex GTR 90214) Paul Weber's Fast Food Stand,
Founded in July 11, 1963 by Paul Weber, Sr. it was taken
over by his son Paul Weber Jr. in June 1989.
At the time there was a coach and 6 box cars also located
here. More were added as it grew and expanded over the years having become
a famous "burger joint" with a good reputation. Selling 8,000
hamburgers on a typical Friday! It became known in 1981 for its private
pedestrian bridge (ex CN Tower) over the busy separated Highway 11 from
their parking lot
CN 78747 Red Caboose Drive In, Rainey River. 7/1974 Stafford
Swain/Don McQueen collection.
CN 78881 is now The Loose Caboose a fast food place
now open 365 days a year.
CN 79025 at Country Mill Market, Front St. behind the Mill at 1441 King St.N. St.Jacobs. August 5, 1986.
Note: Two box cars sitting nearby at the Village Silos are used as gift shops.
CN 79150 Stanley's Caboose at PSTR station Port
Stanley; part of PSTR roster. .
DTI 153 body only (acq.1997) one of the few ex US road
cars in Canada. Belleville 6/10/2014
Subway restaurant 761 Kipawa Road, Temiscaming. OTT collection.
6293 NB-105 highway
CN 79688 (no trucks) kitchen and takeout. Acq. 2012 private
Fredericton. CN-PSC 2/1974
CN 79229 acq. 7/2017 (formerly at Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick, Sussex. 1992) H-S 6/1967
CN 78264 The Caboose located at the world famous Magnetic
Hill tourist attraction.
PGE (unknown number) sits next to Kids Market, Granville
Island. 1496 Cartright Street, Vsncouver.
Note: After many years unused in
street trackage through here is being removed.
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