Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 13th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Throwback Thursday - Head End Cars
CNR No. 17 westbound through Paris, Ont. 1955. Note the two express cars on the head end.
My Father-in-Law gave me this photo some years back. As he gave it to me he says that is the Thursday morning train to Windsor. There is no mention of the date on the photo other than the year and train number. He noted the puzzled look on my face and answers, the two head end cars, they are always on the train on Thursday heading to Windsor. He goes on to mention, they are full of east coast fish for Friday. If you are old enough you will remember that most Catholics at one time did not eat meat on Friday's and fish was the best alternate. With Windsor being just across the river from Detroit there was a large market for fish on Thursday's and Friday's...George Dutka