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Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo

Freight equipment

CNR siding.

80-ton 3000 cubic foot capacity covered hopper. Built 3/1964

4763 LCL box car spotted at freight shed. Mdse service Hamilton Welland Brantford



Passenger equipment

THBL 73 at CPR John Street coach yard.

TH&B Line coach 75 Hunter Street Station Hamilton 6/8/1963 Bill Hood

Combine 303 Hunter Street Station Hamilton 6/8/1963 Bill Hood



Vans

62 newly painted. Original normal cupola style.

62 a rare bay window caboose. One of the very few in Canada.
Look Around Getting Down Safety slogan


62 was rebuilt at the Aberdeen Car Shop into a bay window configuration in 1967
and 66 was converted the same way in 1968.

It was felt that the bay window configuration would provide better visibility for train inspections.

Van 62 spent a large amount of time in Welland assigned to the Day Port Assignment, while Van 66 was assigned to the American Hoist (X-755). In 1983, vandals set fire to 66 at Kinnear Yard and the gutted remains were sold to the
Port Stanley Terminal Rly. 62 was reassigned to the Amercian Hoist and one of the 80 series vans assigned to Welland.

Lance Brown

68 safety slogan Watch for Slack, Save a Smack.

Steel-sheathed wood caboose 70 Hamilton 8/1971 Edward J. Stoll/Wilson Lau Collection

Note: Each van had a different safety slogan. Others included: 62 Look Around, Getting Down.
66 A Man Alert, is Seldom Hurt. 71 A Man With Rest, is at His Best.

81 one of four (80-83) modern saddleback steel vans built 1973 by NSC to CP specs. and outfitted by Angus shops.
Hamilton 7/17/1989 Roger Lalonde

Wooden combine X762 part of the auxiliary train. Aberdeen Yard. Jim Parker


Preserved

71 nicely restored and in use as a B & B at Puddicombe Farms in Winona.

Note: This van was previously owned by Al Howlett at PSTR in Port Stanley.

 

 

 

 

 



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