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

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