Thursday 15 September 2022

Throwback Thursday - A Modern ACR Van

Only the car number and lettering scheme differentiate this modern ACR van from the hundreds of similar cars built by CN during the 1970s.
By Peter Mumby.

Photo by Bob Hannah.
Over the 1970 - 1977 time period, CN assembled well in excess of 500 steel vans for mainline service.  Numbered 79350-79924, these cabooses were produced at Point St. Charles shops in Montreal using parts from retired box cars.  Scarcely noticeable amidst this contingent was a small 6-unit order manufactured for Algoma Central Railway.  This group bore numbers 9601-9606 and today's 1980-vintage photo shows 9604 at its home base in Sault Ste. Marie.

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