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413159_415125_424952 modern new built service equipment.


404669 small box car remodelled for service Machine Tool & Power complete with added end doors.

403338 boom car for auxiliary hook.

Three photos: Brownville, Jct. Maine August 1, 1964 George F. Meloin/Bud Laws Collection

404051 service 36 foot wood box car in work train.

368839 6 door side dump ballast gondola. 33 foot built 1912


418014 is a steam generator car (note stack near side door) rebuilt from a 230000 40 foot 60 ton hopper bottom box car.
That is a steam yard locomotive slope back tender you can see the curved outline of. Holding 1700 gallons of oil and 3500 gallons of water. It would be used to thaw culverts in winter after steam locomotives were all retired. Lettering beside door: Steam (next line) Generator Car. Behind it is a cutdown wooden box car number unknown. No idea what it was used for!

Old boxcar body off trucks for unknown use. Seldom seen as normal practice for retired service equipment was to leave it intact with WD (waiting destroyal) painted on the side near numbe, thus making it easier to move if necessary.

415?91 an unusual piece of service equipment. Looks like an old steam locomotive tender sitting on a flat car.

Two views of 408463 the Nelson Tool Car an unusual modified car.

CP 404344 typical old 40' box car used to ship OCS supplies renumbered into 400000 service equipment series.
Newport, VT 2/13/1987 Kermit Geary Jr.

CP 404614 old gon modified for work service. St.Luc Yard 9/12/1997 Kermit Geary Jr.

CP 415014 tank car for water on work trains. Cranbrook, BC 9/16/2000 Kermit Geary Jr.

CP 415046 older style 51' 16,000 gallon tank car for water on work trains.11/13/2011 St.Luc.
This style once used for diesel oil 400100-400215 (125 cars) originally 389100-389224.Built 1950-54.

CP 418620 48' mill gon (353 series 70 ton built 1937) use for tie service. Leighton, PA 7/17/1991 Kermit Geary Jr.

450249 old express reefer in passenger colours, now OCS.
Note stencil "Leaky tanks, Heater Service Only."
HSO cars were common in later years.

I Yard downtown Calgary May 27, 1975
Phil Mason


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