CPR Rolling Stock
Piggyback and Container Flat Cars with Trailers and Containers
One of the biggest users of the CPR's piggyback service
was Smith Transport which had been acquired by the CPR.
CP's own Express company used pigyback as well. Single axle trailer for light loads.
At one time even short trailers were welcome!
Overnite Express was a long haul transport company. Note the CP Express containers on old passenger car frame.
Thibodeau Express was a small transport company owned
by Algoma Central Corporation.
Different piggyback plans were available including one for companies to ship their own trailers such as Salada - Sherriff.
Leamington was a smaller transport company most likely based out of Leamington, Ontario.
Missouri Pacific Truck Lines trailer travelling through Ontario.
Early method of moving containers by rail. 300279 wood deck 46 foot flat car built 1929.
Experimental lightweight 44 foot Portager container cars built by GMD. Circa 1960
Closeup of 507007 four wheel skeleton container car.
520037 with only three containers being setoff Number 42 The Atlantic Limited Mc.Adam May 1, 1968. Bill Linley
520053 last of 29 (520025-520053) side loading 83' container
flat cars converted from heavweight sleeping cars.
522483 purpose built container flat car.
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