Friday, 28 October 2016

True Line Trains - CN International Cabooses

Right out of the box, we see two True Line Trains on the service track on the WRD.
Back in the summer True Line Trains released their Pointe Ste. Charles CN cabooses painted in the international service scheme, which had a yellow cupola or yellow cupola with a white band. I decided to pick up one of each. The yellow cupola was seen in New England so fits in with my modeling. The one with the white band we used regularly here in London for trains to Flat Rock, Mi. which traveled over the Caso sub. and through the Windsor-Detroit tunnel. This one will find a home on my desk for now and when needed in service on the WRD during the summer months...George Dutka

Overhead view on the WRD.

At Bellows Falls on the WRD this van would have been seen in St. Albans on a regular basis back in the 1980's. These cabooses were built between 1970 and 1977 using 472000 series boxcar frames and trucks. The CN built 548 vans.

This van with the white stripe on the cupola would have come through London, Ont heading for Flat Rock, Mi. Similar vans could be seen on Sarnia bound trains that ran through to Pt. Huron, Michigan and Chicago.


  1. Did the white stripe signify anything in particular, George? Or was it simply a variation on the "yellow cupola means international service" scheme?
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

  2. Hi Trevor:
    It probably did at one point...I never knew the designation for the stripe...George