Canadian Pacific Railway
Stainless Steel equipment
The largest order of passenger equipment ever placed by
the CPR (June 1953) was also the largest order
The Canadian was inaugurated April 24, 1955.
The faster schedule (70 hours) of The Canadian
with fewer stops meant that only seven sets of equipment were required
There were no spare cars! Instead, an elaborate system
of preventative maintenance was carried out
There was sufficient equipment for The Canadian as well as partial equipment for The Dominion.
A late decision saw rebuilding of 22 Tourist sleeping
cars to provide more economical accommodations.
This car offered less expensive food choices than the full dining car.
Skyline cars. 500-517 (18)
Dining Room cars
18 cars named for dining rooms in CP Hotels.
First class deluxe coach. 100-129 (30 cars).
Skyline parlor cars. Four cars modified from regular Skylines.
Yoho Park in Montreal 1967. Digital restoration
U class Tourist sleeping cars. 22 cars
Heavyweight steel sleepers rebuilt with stainless steel cladding.
Used stainless steel equipment
Four 5 Double Bedroom Lounge Brook series cars were acquired in January 1959 from the New York Central.
Two cars each worked Pool Trains 21 and 22 between Montreal and Toronto and Pool Trains 33 and 34 between Ottawa and Toronto. Initially, the Montreal cars operated through to Hamilton with two other sleepers on No. 321, returning on No. 328. Built by Budd in 1949, which company later built The Canadian equipment. All were sold in 1969, this car and another went to the Quebec Cartier Mining Company and one Singing Brook to the Algoma Central as their Canyon View.
Note: Singing Brook was a spare car for the 20th
Century Limited's Hickory Creek and Sandy Creek.
Seaview, is ex NYC Babbling
Brook. It became Cartier 847.
View car (ex NYC) with consist for Number 33 Pool train
to Toronto via Havelock.
Webb Rail Babbling Brook brings up the rear of Amtrak 69 entering Montreal on CN Rouses Point Sub. . 6/20/2014
Sold 1986 by Cartier into private car ownership and changed
hands a number of times over the years.
NOTE: For self-propelled RDC see Locomotive galleries.
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